Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Prenatal Titre

Test Name: Prenatal Titre
Alternate Name(s): Antibody Titre
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 2 x 6 mL Pink (EDTA) top Vacutainer tubes
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Daily
Urgent, if indicated
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
24 hours
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2006-11-16
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: The antibody titre is a semiquantitative assay of the amount of antibody and is used primarily to monitor obstetrical patients who have produced blood group antibodies that can cause hemolytic disease of the newborn.
Special Processing:  
Comments: Titration of clinically significant alloantibody is a reflex order by the Blood Transfusion Laboratory for pregnant women only.
Method of Analysis: Anti-Human Globulin test
Critical Information Required: Diagnosis
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Referred To: performed at Blood Transfusion Laboratory

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