Test Catalog

Test ID: ABYSR    
Antibody Screen with Reflexed Antibody Identification, RBC

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If the antibody screen is positive, then antibody identification will be performed.

If the patient has a history of antibodies that are still detected, the antibody screen will be canceled and replaced by the antibody identification.

If certain antibodies are detected and the patient is known to be pregnant, an antibody titration will be performed.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Shipping Instructions

Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Container/Tube: Pink (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.


If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)4 days
 Ambient 4 days