Ordering Recommendation

Determine if the patient expressed the Rh D (RH1) antigen.

Mnemonic
IRL-RH
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

Plain Red, lavender (K2EDTA), or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze.
Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator or gel tubes.

Remarks
Stability

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

Reference Interval

Rh Negative
Rh Positive

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86901

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0010258 RhType
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Aliases
  • Rh (D) Typing
  • Rh Factor
Rh Type Only