Avoid contamination with Wharton's jelly
Any combination of the cord ABO, Rh and/or DAT testing can be perfomed off of one (1) 4mL EDTA tube
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
Newborns do not have their own ABO antibodies, therefore ABO reverse type is not performed.