RBC Ab Screen

Infectious Disease Core Test Offerings

TURN AROUND TIME

8-12 Hours

TEST INFO

SAMPLE INFO

Test Name
RBC Ab Screen
Test Site
  • Colorado
Test Description
Qualitative detection of unexpected IgG antibodies to red blood cells.
CyberLAB Test Info

Test Name

Test #

RBC Ab (Pooled Cells)

94

Method Description
  • Solid Red Cell Adherence
FDA Cleared / Approved
N/A
CPT Code(s)
  • 86850
STAT Allowed
Yes
Notes
Ambient storage for >24 hours or prolonged storage at 1-10°C may cause antibodies to deteriorate and become undetectable.
Draw Status

Living

Sample Volume
Minimum Sample Volume
  • Serum/Plasma: 0.5 mL
Preferred Sample Volume
  • Serum/Plasma: 1 mL
Sample Type
Acceptable
  • Serum - Red Top Tube
  • Plasma, ACD - Yellow Top Tube
Preferred
  • Plasma, EDTA - Lavender Top Tube
Sample Handling
If testing will be performed > 24 hours past collection, refrigerate (1-10°C) as soon as possible. |Alternatively, centrifuge and separate serum/plasma from cells and store frozen; do not freeze whole blood. Serum/plasma aliquots are acceptable.
Sample Stability
  • Ambient - 24 hours (whole blood)
  • Frozen at -20°C - Indefinite
  • Refrigerated 1-10°C - ASAP
  • Test as soon as possible after collection
Transport
  • Frozen at -20°C
  • Refrigerated 1-10°C
Notes
No neutral gel separator tubes.