Red cell antibody screen
The presence of red cell antibodies circulating within the patient's plasma could result in the destruction of any transfused red cells expressing those particular antigens.
To determine if there are any red cell antibodies of potential clinical significance.
Negative (ie. no circulating antibodies).
|Sample & container required||EDTA (lavender top)|
|Sample volume||4 mL for paediatrics; 6 mL for adults|
|Turnaround time||Routine 4 hours; Urgent 45 mins|
This is a different tube to the FBC.