Ordering Recommendation

Identify unexpected red blood cell (RBC) antibodies in the patient's serum and, when applicable, in antibodies coating the patient's RBCs. Use for pretransfusion testing, organ/tissue transplantation, and evaluation of transfusion reactions. Do not use this test for prenatal patients. For prenatal patients, order Antibody ID RBC Prenatal - Reflex to Titer (0013005).

Mnemonic
IRL-AB PKG
Methodology

Hemagglutination

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

2-5 days

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

Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA) AND Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze. Transport 10 mL whole blood (plain red) AND 20 mL whole blood (EDTA). (Min: 7 mL plain red AND 10 mL EDTA).

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Deliver to lab immediately.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Includes: ABO/Rh Type, Rh Phenotype, Direct Coombs, RBC Antibody Identification, by various methods. Depending on antibody complexity, additional testing may be required. Additional charges apply. Client must provide patient transfusion history.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86900; 86901; 86906; 86880; 86870 x3; additional CPT codes may apply

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0010248 ABORh 882-1
0013008 Direct Coombs 13946-9
0013019 Probable Rh Phenotype 10331-7
0013501 Antibody Identification PKG
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Aliases
  • Antibody Identification Non-Prenatal
Antibody ID Package (IRL)