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Test Code ABO ABO Group

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
ABO

 

Methodology

Agglutination

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

EDTA Blood

Container/Tube: Pink-top (EDTA) tube  Mint-top tube is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: Full tube of blood

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate EDTA blood.

2. Label specimen appropriately (EDTA blood).

3. Reject due to hemolysis--yes (gross).

 

Alternate:

Plain Blood

Container/Tube: Plain, red-top tube

Specimen: Full tube of blood

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate plain blood.

2. Label specimen appropriately (plain blood).

3. Reject due to hemolysis--yes (gross).

Specimen Transport Temperature

Room temperature or refrigerated.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86900-ABO