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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 Form BS 313
IRL Red Cell Serology Computer Unit Search Computer search of the Vitalant inventory for specifically typed products 2 hours 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name 4C Antibody Identification
Description Test for identification of antibodies reactive best at 4C
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name ABO Discrepancy (includes A2 cells & anti-A,B)
Description Resolution of ABO blood group typing discrepancies
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name ABO Grouping
Description ABO blood group typing
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Adsorption
Description Autoadsorption using patient’s own cells or allogeneic adsorption using reagent red cells of known phenotype
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL, Transfusion Service
Category Compatibility Testing & Product Services, Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antibody Detection (screen)
Description Red cell antibody screen by multiple methodologies
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313, Transfusion Services Order Form TS 003
Laboratory IRL, Transfusion Service
Category Compatibility Testing & Product Services, Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antibody Identification Panel
Description Red cell antibody identification by multiple methodologies
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313, Transfusion Services Order Form TS 003
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antibody Screen – Gel
Description Red cell antibody screen by gel technology
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antigen Typing, Donation (per antigen)
Description Donor blood typing for common antigens (serological)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antigen Typing, Patient (per antigen)
Description Patient blood typing for common antigens (serological)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antigen Typing, Rare-Donation (per antigen)
Description Donor blood typing for rare antigens (serological)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Antigen Typing, Rare-Patient (per antigen)
Description Patient blood typing for rare antigens (serological)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and/or EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Cold Agglutinin Screen
Description Test for detection of antibodies reactive best at 4C
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements Serum/plasma collected and separated at 37 C and 1 EDTA. Please contact the IRL.
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Cold Agglutinin Titer
Description To provide instructions for determining the titer of cold reactive autoantibody for cases in which cold agglutinin disease is suspected.
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements Serum or plasma separated from freshly collected blood; sample maintained at 37C; minimum volume 2mL
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Computer Unit Search
Description Computer search of the Vitalant inventory for specifically typed products
Turn Around Times 2 hours
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements NA
Form Contact IRL Laboratory
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) (per test)
Description The direct antiglobulin test is used to demonstrate antibodies and/or complement bound to the red cells “in-vivo”.
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Donath-Landsteiner Test
Description Diagnostic test for Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria (PCH)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements Serum collected and separated at 37 C and 1 EDTA. Please contact the IRL.
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Drug Dependent Antibody Studies
Description Tests for identification of drug dependent antibodies
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 2 large EDTA or red top tubes; sample of drug under investigation, in the same form (tablet, solution, capsules) that the patient is receiving
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Elution
Description Removal of antibody from red cells for further identification testing
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Enzyme Treatment Panel
Description Premodification of red blood cells using proteolytic enzymes (i.e. Ficin, Papain, etc.)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements NA
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Extended Phenotype
Description Patient typing for common blood group antigens, excluding Rh
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 EDTA tube ; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Lectin Study
Description Diagnostic test for polyagglutination
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Red Cell Separation
Description Separation of patient red cells from transfused red cells
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Red Cell Treatment – EGA/CHL/DTT
Description Chemical premodification of red cells for testing
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Rh (D) Typing
Description Rh (D) typing of red cells
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Rh Discrepancy
Description Resolution of typing discrepancy
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 2 EDTA tubes; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Rh Phenotype
Description Common Rh antigen phenotyping, excluding Rh (D)
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 EDTA tube; Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Special Serum Studies (0.01 M DTT, others)
Description Selective inactivation of IgM class immunoglobulin
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Special Serum Studies (Neutralization/Inhibition, i.e. Le & P1 substance)
Description Antibody inhibition using blood group substances
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 4 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Thermal Amplitude
Description Determination of optimal temperature of reactivity of cold antibodies
Turn Around Times 24 hours
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements Serum collected and separated at 37 C and 1 EDTA. Please contact the IRL.
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Titration Studies (per titration)
Description Serial dilution of the sample and testing
Turn Around Times NA
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements 1 plain red top and 1 EDTA tubes (No gel separator tubes); Shipped in a container maintaining temperature between 1C - 10 C
Form Form BS 313
Laboratory IRL
Category Red Cell Serology
Test Name Turn Around Times
Description STAT: 8 hours; ASAP: 24 hours; Routine: 1-2 days
Turn Around Times Depends upon request; See TAT description
Sample, Packaging & Shipping Requirements Insufficient sample or incomplete patient information may result in delays
Form NA