Test Categories: Red Cell Serology

Laboratory Category Test Name Description Turn Around Times Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements CPT Code Form
IRL Red Cell Serology 4C Antibody Identification

Test for identification of antibodies reactive best at 4C

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86870 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology ABO Discrepancy (includes A2 cells & anti-A,B)

Resolution of ABO blood group typing discrepancies

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86900 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology ABO Grouping

ABO blood group typing

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86900 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Adsorption

Autoadsorption using patient’s own cells or allogeneic adsorption using reagent red cells of known phenotype

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86978 Form BS 313
IRL, Transfusion Service Compatibility Testing & Product Services, Red Cell Serology Antibody Detection (screen)

Red cell antibody screen by multiple methodologies

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86850 Form BS 313, Transfusion Services Order Form TS 003
IRL, Transfusion Service Compatibility Testing & Product Services, Red Cell Serology Antibody Identification Panel

Red cell antibody identification by multiple methodologies

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86870 Form BS 313, Transfusion Services Order Form TS 003
IRL Red Cell Serology Antibody Screen – Gel

Red cell antibody screen by gel technology

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86850 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Antigen Typing, Donation (per antigen)

Donor blood typing for common antigens (serological)

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86902 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Antigen Typing, Patient (per antigen)

Patient blood typing for common antigens (serological)

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86905 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Antigen Typing, Rare-Donation (per antigen)

Donor blood typing for rare antigens (serological)

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86902 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Antigen Typing, Rare-Patient (per antigen)

Patient blood typing for rare antigens (serological)

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86905 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Cold Agglutinin Screen

Test for detection of antibodies reactive best at 4C

Depends upon request; See TAT description Serum/plasma collected and separated at 37 C and 1 EDTA. Please contact the IRL. 86156 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Cold Agglutinin Titer

To provide instructions for determining the titer of cold reactive autoantibody for cases in which cold agglutinin disease is suspected.

Depends upon request; See TAT description Serum or plasma separated from freshly collected blood; sample maintained at 37C; minimum volume 2mL 86157 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Computer Unit Search

Computer search of the Vitalant inventory for specifically typed products

2 hours NA NA Contact IRL Laboratory
IRL Red Cell Serology Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) (per test)

The direct antiglobulin test is used to demonstrate antibodies and/or complement bound to the red cells “in-vivo”.

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86880 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Donath-Landsteiner Test

Diagnostic test for Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria (PCH)

Depends upon request; See TAT description Serum collected and separated at 37 C and 1 EDTA. Please contact the IRL. 86940, 86941 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Drug Dependent Antibody Studies

Tests for identification of drug dependent antibodies

Depends upon request; See TAT description 2 large EDTA or red top tubes; sample of drug under investigation, in the same form (tablet, solution, capsules) that the patient is receiving 86850, 86970, 86975, 86976 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Elution

Removal of antibody from red cells for further identification testing

Depends upon request; See TAT description 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86860 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Enzyme Treatment Panel

Premodification of red blood cells using proteolytic enzymes (i.e. Ficin, Papain, etc.)

Depends upon request; See TAT description NA 86870, 86971 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Extended Phenotype

Patient typing for common blood group antigens, excluding Rh

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 EDTA tube ; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86905x9 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Lectin Study

Diagnostic test for polyagglutination

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86999 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Red Cell Separation

Separation of patient red cells from transfused red cells

Depends upon request; See TAT description 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86999 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Red Cell Treatment – EGA/CHL/DTT

Chemical premodification of red cells for testing

Depends upon request; See TAT description 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86970 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Rh (D) Typing

Rh (D) typing of red cells

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86901 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Rh Discrepancy

Resolution of typing discrepancy

Depends upon request; See TAT description 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86901x3 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Rh Phenotype

Common Rh antigen phenotyping, excluding Rh (D)

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86906 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Special Serum Studies (0.01 M DTT, others)

Selective inactivation of IgM class immunoglobulin

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86975 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Special Serum Studies (Neutralization/Inhibition, i.e. Le & P1 substance)

Antibody inhibition using blood group substances

Depends upon request; See TAT description 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86977 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Thermal Amplitude

Determination of optimal temperature of reactivity of cold antibodies

24 hours Serum collected and separated at 37 C and 1 EDTA. Please contact the IRL. 86940, 86941 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Titration Studies (per titration)

Serial dilution of the sample and testing

NA 1 plain red top and 1 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C 86886 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Turn Around Times

STAT: 8 hours;  ASAP: 24 hours;  Routine: 1-2 days

Depends upon request; See TAT description Insufficient sample or incomplete patient information may result in delays NA NA