Imperial Collage Healthcare

Red cell antibody identification

Test Background
Once the presence of a clinically significant red cell antibody has been detected with the screening stage, further tests are required to determine the specificity of the antibody.

Clinical Indications
To identify the specificity of clinically significant red cell antibodies

Reference Range
Negative (i.e. no circulating antibodies).

Sample Required
EDTA (lavender top)

Sample Volume
4 mL for paediatrics 6 mL for adults

Turnaround Time
Dependent on clinical requirement. Contact the laboratory to discuss further.

May be referred to the NHS Blood and Transplant service for confirmation if necessary.

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