Any combination of the cord ABO, Rh and/or DAT testing can be perfomed off of one (1) 4mL EDTA tube
Avoid contamination with Wharton's jelly
Tube must be labeled as "cord blood".
Tube must be labeled with the patients first and last name and Excellian MRN, date and time of collection and phlebotomist’s A#
Tube must be labeled with the patient's first and last name and date of birth, date and time of collection and phlebotomist’s initials.
Lavender (EDTA), 4mL
Refrigerated - 3 days
Sample should be obtained no more than 24 hours prior to testing but may be used up to 3 days post collection. Testing of older specimens may show decreased antibody reactivity.
The ABO and Rh typing indicates the presence of 2 of the various blood group systems. The identification of antigens in the ABO and Rh system has r application in the determination of the mother's candidacy for Rh immune globulin therapy.
The direct antiglobulin test (DAT) is a screening test for antibodies present on an individual's red cells and is used to investigate hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN)