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NEONATAL ABO/D BLOOD GROUP & DAT

Blood Transfusion


Specimen type

EDTA sample labelled “FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION”

Special Instructions

Minimum sample volume 0.5 ml

Please see Transfusion Policy for information on sample labelling requirements

Factors affecting results

Haemolysed, clotted or lipaemic samples cannot be tested

Reference Range

Not applicable

Test usage

To determine the blood group and Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) status of Newborn and <4 month old infants. This test will also indicate if the Newborn has been affected by maternal Red cell antibodies and by  what degree the antibody has bound to the infants cells.

Expected turnaround

Times for results from these samples is <1 day.

See also Additional Blood Transfusion investigations.

Assay Availability

In house

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

 

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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