TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: SPAGR    
Special Red Cell Antigen Typing, Whole Blood

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Additional proof of alloantibody specificity

 

This test is not useful for the purpose of establishing paternity

 

Determining possible antibody specificities in complex cases

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

List the specific antigens desired on the order. Examples of antigens routinely tested by the lab are listed below.

C

c (little c)

E

e (little e)

K

Fya

Fyb

Jka

Jkb

M

N

S

s (little s)

Complete phenotype

(13 antigens listed above)

McLeod (K system antigens)

Other

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

The presence or absence of a cellular antigen is an inherited trait. As a general rule, individuals will not make antibody directed against an antigen present on their own red blood cells.

Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.

Reported as positive or negative

Interpretation Provides information to assist in interpretation of the test results

Clinical Reference Recommendations for in-depth reading of a clinical nature

AABB Technical Manual. 19th edition. Edited by MK Fung, AF Eder, SL Spitalnik, CM Westhoff: AABB 2017