Antibody screen

Alphabetical Test listing

Antibody screen-6066

Antibody screen
Indirect anti-globulin
  • Antibody identification and appropriate red cell antigen typing(s) by either serology or molecular testing will be performed as required if Antibody Screen is positive
  • Each serum technique/panel needed will be charged separately. Other special testing may be required for significant antibody identification and will be performed at additional charge
  • Two red cell components may be cross matched for inpatients type and screen who have a positive antibody screen and subsequent antibody
  • Antibody titer will be completed for appropriate prenatal patients

Rh Immune Globulin may cause a positive antibody screen and subsequent antibody identification if patient receives a dose prior to test draw.

EDTA whole blood
4.0 mL

Sample should be obtained no more than 3 days (up to 96 hours) prior to testing.

In certain circumstances, additional blood may be requested to complete testing. If the patient has a known antibody, collect and submit 2-3 4mL EDTA whole blood tubes for testing.


Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting.

Labelling instructions:
Excellian sites:
Tube must be labeled with the patients first and last name and Excellian MRN, date and time of collection and phlebotomist’s A#

Non-Excellian sites:
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.


Submit tube unspun


Lavender (EDTA), 4mL


Refrigerated - 3 days (96 hours)

  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis
AHL - Blood Bank: B
1 day





Antibody screen evaluates for the presences of antibodies.