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Antibody Identification, RBC (Prenatal Only)
0013005
Ordering Recommendation

Identify unexpected red blood cell (RBC) antibodies in the patient's serum and, when applicable, in antibodies coating the patient's RBCs. Test is used for prenatal patients only, to identify unexpected RBC antibodies to aid in determining the risk for hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) and to evaluate the patient for Rh immunoglobulin administration. Do not use this test for nonprenatal patients. For nonprenatal patients, order Antibody Identification Package IRL (0013003). 

Mnemonic
IRL-ABID
Methodology
Hemagglutination
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
2-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
3 (7ml) Whole blood Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) AND 1 (7ml) Plain red. 
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze. Transport 3 (7 mL) whole blood EDTA (Min: 10 ml) AND 1 (7 mL) whole blood plain red. (Min: 3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator tubes. 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


Note
This test is for prenatal patients only.  Includes: ABO/Rh Type, Rh Phenotype, Direct Coombs, RBC Antibody Identification by various methods.

Titers will be performed, at an additional charge, on prenatal specimens for clinically significant antibodies.
Hotline History
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CPT Code(s)
86900; 86901; 86906; 86880; 86870; additional CPT codes may apply
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0010248ABORh882-1
0013008Direct Coombs13946-9
0013019Probable Rh Phenotype10331-7
0013500Antibody Identification
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Aliases
  • Newborn/Maternal Antibody Work-Up
  • Prenatal Ab ID, RBC