Imperial Collage Healthcare

Red cell antibody screen

Test Background
The presence of red cell antibodies circulating within the patient’s plasma could result in the destruction of any transfused red cells expressing those particular antigens.

Clinical Indications
To determine if there are any red cell antibodies of potential clinical significance.

Reference Range
Negative (ie. no circulating antibodies).

Sample Required
EDTA (lavender top)

Sample Volume
4 mL for paediatrics6 mL for adults

Turnaround Time
Routine 4 hoursUrgent 45 mins

This is a different tube to the FBC.
ON NO ACCOUNT will the sample be shared.
May be referred to the NHS Blood and Transplant service for confirmation if necessary.

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