ABO-Rh TYPING / BLOOD TYPING

ABO-Rh TYPING / BLOOD TYPING

LABORATORY SECTION:

  • Clinical Hematology

METHODOLOGY:

  • direct and reverse method

PURPOSE:

  • to determine blood group according to the ABO and Rh system

PATIENT PREPARATION:

  • No patient preparation needed

TYPE OF SPECIMEN:

  • 2mL EDTA whole blood for adults
  • 0.25 to 0.50 mL EDTA microtainer whole blood for pediatrics patients

REJECTION OF SPECIMEN:

  • Clotted specimen
  • QNS (quality not sufficient)
  • Incorrect collection tube
  • Improperly labeled tube

RUNNING DAY:

  • Everyday

SPECIMEN STABILITY:

  • ROOM TEMPERATURE (20-24°C)

 

  • REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)

 

  • Not applicable

 

  • 7 days

RELEASING OF RESULTS:

  • 1 hour after blood extraction