Test includes antibody screen and if positive, an antibody identification.
In pregnancy, antibody titration is performed to identify women with significant levels of antibodies that may lead to hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn, and for low-titer antibodies, to establish a baseline for comparison with titers found later in pregnancy.
Methodology: Micro Testing System (MTS)
SAMPLE MUST ARRIVE WITHIN 4 HOURS OF DRAW.
1 pink-top (EDTA) tube (minimum: 6.0 mL of EDTA whole blood). Forward promptly at ambient temperature only.
SST tube is not acceptable.
Do not centrifuge.
Samples will be frozen for subsequent titrations.
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday