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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Blood Group Genotyping

Test Name

Blood Group Genotyping

Pink Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Pink Top

Minimum Venous Volume = 7 ml EDTA specimen (Pink Top)

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in 1 Pink Top tube. Sample should be well mixed at time of collection. Requisition must have ordering physician, phlebotomist signature, collection date and time. Specimen must be clearly labeled with patient information. Medical Director Approval required

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 2 hrs.

Transportation: Send to Transfusion Medicine lab at room temperature as soon as possible.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolytic, icteric or lipemic specimens. Unlabeled and/or mislabeled specimens. Incomplete TM requisitions.

Required Documentation

Ensure requisition is complete with ordering physician name and phlebotomist signature, date and time of draw.

Turnaround Time (TAT)

14 days

Test Utilization

Once

Reference Value

See Interpretive Report

Test Code

SENDO

Methodology

ID Core XT Genotyping assay

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (RONIRL35)

Other Information