EDTA sample labelled “FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION”
Minimum sample volume 2 ml
Please see Transfusion Policy for information on sample labelling requirements
Haemolysed, clotted or lipaemic samples cannot be tested
To determine the blood group and red cell antibody status of patients during pregnancy. Red cell antibodies detected will be identified and the strength determined by titration or quantification. The report will include a suggested date for a repeat antibody screen.
Times for results from these samples is <5 days.
See also Additional Blood Transfusion investigations.
Some antibodies (anti-D and anti-c) may be referred for quantification to NHSBT, Filton laboratories.
Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)Specimen Labelling Procedure