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Antibody Titer Screen

SIM

80505 

CPT

86850 

Synonyms

Antibody Titer 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood, Plasma, or Serum 

Container

6.0 ml Pink – EDTA (preferred) 
4.0 ml Lavender – EDTA 
4.0 ml Red NON-serum separator

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Max:  6.0 ml whole blood EDTA 
         4.0 ml plasma or serum 
Min:   3.0 ml whole blood 
         1.5 ml plasma or serum 

Additional Information

The name of the antibody to be titered.  If not provided, this testing shall be performed as pre-requisite to the ordered test and maximum specimen volumes are required.

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

None

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

N/A 

Rejection Criteria

Collection in a serum separator tube, Specimen without patient identification.

Reference Range

N/A

Critical Value

N/A 

Test Includes

Antibody Titer Screen and Antibody Titer when indicated by a positive (1+ or greater reaction strength) Antibody Titer Screen. 

Methodology

Low Ionic Strength Saline enhanced Hemagglutination Tube screening test method through AHG phase.  Unenhanced Hemagglutination Tube method for titering. 

Testing Frequency

Dayshift only, Monday – Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Mara Richardson 

Reviewed Date

2/1/2018 

Supplemental

 

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