Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Cord Blood Testing

Test Name: Cord Blood Testing
Alternate Name(s): Umbilical Cord Blood Testing
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 4 mL Lavender or 6 mL Pink (umbilical cord) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect the specimen using syringe or Vacutainer.
Do not squeeze the cord

Specimen must be labelled with infant's identification, not mother's.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Daily
Urgent if indicated.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
18 hours
Stat
45 minutes
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: Cord blood specimens are tested when the mother is Rh negative, if mother has clinically significant antibodies, or on physician's request.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Direct antiglobulin test
Critical Information Required: Maternal ABO/Rh/antibody screen
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Cerner
CORD GROUP LHSC
 
Referred To: Blood Transfusion (VH Campus)

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