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Test Compendium

Test Name


Test Code

  • 3006

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Type

  • Whole Blood

Primary Container

  • Lavender Top Tube, Lavender Pediatric

Transport Temp

  • Refrigerated


  • 1 day

Specimen Requirements

  • Preferred sample; EDTA LAVENDER Top tube, properly labelled for Blood Bank. On the standards for book bank services the AABB (21st edition, 2002) requires that blood samples processed for type, Rh and antibody screen must be labelled as follows: The sample label must contain two independent patient identifiers (first name & last name) and (DOB or MRN/SSN) plus the collection date. Samples that do not meet these requirements will not be processed.

Specimen Retention

  • Only acceptable Whole Blood tube is the EDTA Lavender top