Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Apt Test

Test Name: Apt Test
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: -Cord Blood
-Vaginal Blood
Collection Information: Minimum volume required is 0.05 mL
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Monday-Sunday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
30 minutes
Stat
30 minutes
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2016-01-26
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: Determines if the blood in a body fluid is maternal or fetal in origin.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Sodium hydroxide denaturation
Critical Information Required: Source of specimen
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Cerner
APT
 
Referred To:  

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