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Lab Test Dictionary

Red Cell Antigen Profile (Genotyping)


RBC Genotyping; Genotype, Red Blood

Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Performing Lab

San Diego Blood Bank (SDBB)

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

7-10 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

3-7 mL Whole Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

All Blood Bank testing requires samples requires to be double initialed at time of collection.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp=14 Days; Refrigerated=14 Days; Frozen=14 Days

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated; Grossly hemolyzed

Test Volume Required

7 mL Whole Blood

Minimum Test Volume

3 mL Whole Blood

Processing Instructions

Deliver specimen to RCHSD Blood Bank to send to SDBB.

Included Tests

44 Antigens


Insurance authorization required prior to draw for Outpatients. Ok to send on Inpatients. No special paperwork needed.

CPT Codes

0246U - Alternate cpt 81403 when insurance doesn't recognize 0246U