Ordering Recommendation

Determine the specificity of the red blood cell (RBC) antibody that coats the patient's RBC cells in vivo. 

Mnemonic
IRL-ELU
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.
Transport 5 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator or gel tubes.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Includes resolution of Positive Direct Antiglobulin Test.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86860; 86870

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0017567 Interp Elution
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Aliases
Elution & Antibody Identification, RBC