ABO Group and Rh Type : 1004494

Test Code
ABO or 1004494

Alias/See Also
Blood Type; Blood Group

CPT Codes
86900, 86901

Lavender top tube (EDTA) and plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Transport both tubes uncentrifuged (lavender: 7 mL; Min. 3 mL).

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Frozen specimens.

Manual Tube method

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1-4 days

Reference Range
ABO Typing: A, B, AB, O
Rh Typing: Rh positive/Rh negative

Clinical Significance
The ABO and Rh typing indicates the presence of specific red cell antigens of 2 of the various blood group systems. For prenatal use, blood typing is used to identify women as candidates for RhoGAM administration or for additional monitoring during pregnancy.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.