Red cell antibody identification
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.
To identify the specificity of clinically significant red cell antibodies
Negative (i.e. no circulating antibodies).
|Sample & container 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.