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Test Code ABRH ABO and Rh Type, Blood

Additional Codes

Epic Order Code: LAB895
Sunquest Order Code: ABRH

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation:


Container Type:

Optimal:  Pink Top (EDTA)

Acceptable: Lavender

Optimal Collection Volume: 

6.0mL Whole Blood

1.5mL Heel Stick

Collection Instructions:

Collect specimen and gently invert several times to mix. Label the specimen, in the presence of the patient, with full name, date of birth and patient medical record number. 

Processing Instructions: 

1. Collect sample in pink top container.

2. Label per policy in the presence of the patient.

3. Send whole blood sample to Blood Bank for testing.

Useful For

Selecting ABO and Rh compatible blood products for transfusion.

Profile Information

Test ID   Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed

Method Name


Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Refrigerated 3 days
  Ambient  1 days

Rejection Due To

Hemolysis Mild OK; Moderate OK; Gross Reject
Lipemia Mild OK; Moderate OK; Gross Reject
Icterus Mild OK; Moderate OK; Gross Reject
Other N/A


Post Processing Specimen Type

Whole Blood

Specimen Minimum Volume

Collecting minimum volumes can result in a need for sample recollection, and/or a delay in results. Minimum volumes are subjective and cannot account for all aspects of specimen and testing needs. Refer to the Specimen Required section for optimal volumes for laboratory specimens. Contact the Bronson Laboratory if complex collection exceptions occur that require more information.


Minimum Volume: 3.0mL whole blood
Neonate Volume: 0.5mL whole blood

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory, Blood Bank-Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, Battle Creek, South Haven

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


LOINC Code Information


CPT Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name CPT Code
ABO ABO 86900
RH RH 86901


Sample Retention Time

Blood Bank specimens (other than Cord Blood) are retained in the Blood Bank for 30 days. Pretransfusion testing should be completed within 2 days of collection.