Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Antibody Investigation

Test Name: Antibody Investigation
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 6 mL Pink (EDTA) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: Reflex ordered in Blood Transfusion Laboratory
Test Schedule: Daily,
Urgent if indicated.
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
minimum 1 hour
minimum 1 hour
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date:  
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: An antibody investigation is routinely performed to determine the specificity(ies) of the antibody(ies) when a patient has a positive antibody screening test. The order for this test will be initiated by the Blood Transfusion Laboratory.
Special Processing:  
Method of Analysis: Anti-Human Globulin and others
Critical Information Required: Patient's transfusion / pregnancy history
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Determined in BTL
Referred To:  

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