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Test Code ABRH2 ABO Verification Test

Important Note

Ordered by blood bank in response to no historical ABO type on record for the patient. Also may be ordered by Pre-op or Pre-Admission Scheduling in response to blood bank request when a PADM (Preadmission type and screen) is drawn prior to surgery. This test is not a billable test and does not result in a charge to the patient.

Additional Codes

Epic Order Code: LAB3195
Sunquest Order Code: ABRH2

Specimen Required

Container Type:

Optimal: Pink Top


Acceptable: Lavender


Optimal Collection Volume: 

1.0 mL whole blood

Collection Instructions:

Collect specimen, then label in the presence of the patient. Sample must include 2 patient identifiers including first and last name, date of birth.  Bronson Medical Record Number is not required because specimen may not be used for crossmatch purposes.

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.

4.May add on to specimen from different collection time than a TSC.


Useful For

Required in order to provide type specific blood for transfusion if no historical ABO type exists for the patient.

Profile Information

Test ID   Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
%ARC ABO/RH (D) No Yes

Method Name

Gel or Tube

Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood Refrigerated 3 days
  Ambient  1 day

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: 1.0 mL whole blood

Performing Laboratory

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

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed


LOINC Code Information



Test ID   Test Order Name LOINC Value
%ABR ABO/RH(D) 34530-6

CPT Code Information

Test ID   Test Order Name CPT Code

Sample Retention Time

Sample is not retained.

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