Antibody Screening

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: T/S
POE DESCRIPTION: TYPE AND SCREEN; CLOT; T/S
CPT CODE: 86850, 86900, 86901
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 2 hours
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: 7 mL
REFERENCE RANGE: Negative
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Antibody identification will automatically be performed if test is positive.
TEST SYNONYM(S):IAT; Indirect Antiglobulin Test; Indirect Coombs`; Screen for Atypical RBC Antibodies; Screen for Irregular RBC Antibodies