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Lab Test Dictionary

Neonatal Blood Bank Workup


Neonatal Workup

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

RCHSD Blood Bank

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

60 Minutes-2 Hours

Stat TAT

45-60 Minutes

Collection Information

Specimen Required

0.5 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Patients with red cell antibodies require a minimum of 3 mL Whole Blood for initial workup, more specimen may be required to determine the antibody. Specimen must be double initialed by the collected nurse and a nurse that verifies the patient's identity against the order, specimen label and the patient's demographics. Cannot be shared with other lab work.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Rejection Criteria

Specimens without a double initial on the label on the tube; Specimens collected in serum separator tubes; Specimens that are moderatley to grossly hemolyzed

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Cannot be shared with other lab work. Deliver to Blood Bank.

Included Tests

ABO Typing, Rh Typing, Antibody Screen (Indirect Coombs), and IgG Direct Coombs


Test is only to be ordered and collected on patients <14 days of age in place of a Type and Screen and does not need to be ordered and recollected until the patient is > (greater than not less than) 4 months of age and/or discharged from the hospital.

CPT Codes

86850, 86880, 86901