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Type and Screen Neonatal

SIM

80647 

CPT

86850; 86900; 86901 

Synonyms

Neonatal Type & Screen, Type & Screen (on neonate) 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood – EDTA microtainer 

Container

1 Lavender Microtainer 
Maternal blood may be used (if necessary) for antibody screening and crossmatching. 

Collection Instructions

Collections require 2 person patient/specimen identification and specimen labeling complete with blood bank armband number.   
Mother’s 1st name and MRN required (for inhouse mothers) or alternately the 
mother’s blood type and antibody screen/identification results are required. 

Volume

500 ul lavender microtainer – EDTA

Additional Information

1 test is valid on neonates for the entire admission or until the neonate reaches the age of 4 months whichever comes first.  After this time a regular Type & Screen should be ordered instead of a Type & Screen/Neonatal and each test is only good for 3 days from the specimen collection date for transfusion.    

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

None

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

N/A 

Rejection Criteria

Absence of 2 person patient/specimen identification and labeling. 
Absence of blood bank armband identification on specimen. 
Patient Specimen does not match patient historical blood type. 
Absence of specimen identification. 

Reference Range

N/A

Critical Value

N/A 

Test Includes

ABORh and Antibody Screen for transfusion purposes. 

Methodology

ABORh:  Hemagglutination 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday-Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Mara Richardson

Reviewed Date

3/1/19

Supplemental

 

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