Antibody Identification

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

PANEL.

CPT CODE: 86870
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 2-4 hours depending on complexity of antibody (sometimes longer)
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Test is automatically performed on all positive antibody screens.
CONTAINER TYPE: Pink top tube
COLLECTION:

Special Labeling Requirements: The content of each sample label must include the patient's full name and medical record number, the phlebotomist's initials, the date and time the sample was collected and, for non-LLT draws, the initials of a second medical professional who has confirmed that the sample came from the patient whose name is on the label; the computer label must have this same information plus an accession number and the tests ordered. NOTE:  LLT phlebotomists should write 'LLT' for the second set of initials.

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (red cells and plasma)
MINIMUM VOLUME: 10 mL
REFERENCE RANGE: Interpretation of result
TEST SYNONYM(S):Atypical Red Blood Cell Antibody Identification; Irregular Red Blood Cell Antibody Identification; Red Blood Cell Antibody Identification Panel