Ordering Recommendation

Determine if  the M (MNS1) antigen is expressed on the patient's red blood cells. To determine if the patient is heterozygous or homozygous for the M antigen, N Antigen Typing - Patient (2007735) should also be ordered.

Mnemonic
M AG
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 7 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

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86905

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007720 M Antigen Typing, Patient
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Aliases
  • MNSI antigen
M Antigen Typing - Patient