Ordering Recommendation

Determine the patient's blood type (ABO and Rh D) for use in pretransfusion testing, organ/tissue transplantation, evaluation of transfusion reactions, and to determine the risk for hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN).

Mnemonic
IRL-ABORH
Methodology

Hemagglutination

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (K2EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze red cells.
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

ABO Typing: A, B, AB, O
Rh Typing: Rh positive/Rh negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86900; 86901

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0010248 ABORh 882-1
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Aliases
  • Blood Type
  • Blood Typing
  • Grouping and Rh, Blood
  • Type & Rh
ABO Group & Rh Type