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Compatibility test, neonates
Test Synonyms:
Compatibility test, neonates
Blood Transfusion Service
Inpatient Req:
Blood Product Requisition (#10693)  
Outpatient Req:
Blood Product Requisition (#10693)  
10 ml maternal EDTA blood (lavendar top tube) AND 10 ml clotted cord blood (red top tube). If a maternal specimen or cord specimen is not obtainable, 2 ml EDTA blood from the neonate (in a 10 ml lavender top tube) is required. ALL Blood Bank samples must be labeled with the patient's full name, unit number, date, and the identity of the person who drew the sample. Improperly labelled samples will not be accepted for testing.
Result Time:
1.5 to 2 hours (longer if antibody is present)  
Reference Interval:
Important Information:
No additional sample is required for the next four months, unless an unexpected antibody is detected.

Last Reviewed on 4/10/2005