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Test Catalog

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

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 7 days of draw.

Necessary Information

The desired antigens to be tested must be included or testing will not proceed.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: 6 mL pink (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Original tube

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Pediatric: 3 mL blood in 6 mL (pink) EDTA tube

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 72 hours