If RhD is negative, may reflex to Weak D test
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.
Any combination of the cord ABO, Rh and/or DAT testing can be perfomed off of one 4mL EDTA tube
Lavender (EDTA), 4mL
Refrigerated - 3 days
The Rh blood group system is the second most important blood group system, after the ABO blood group system