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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

3 (7mL) Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA) AND 1 (7mL) Plain Red.

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze. Transport 3 (7 mL) whole blood EDTA AND 1 (7 mL) whole blood plain red. (Min: 10 mL EDTA and 3 mL Plain Red) 

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

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
N/A
CPT Codes

86900; 86901; 86906; 86880; 86870; 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
0013500 Antibody Identification
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Aliases
  • Newborn/Maternal Antibody Work-Up
  • Prenatal Ab ID, RBC
Antibody ID RBC Prenatal-Reflex to Titer