Pathology Handbook

Antenatal Group & Screen

Synonyms

Blood Group; Antenatal Group

Clinical Indications

Routine screening programme for antenatal patients

Test Includes

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Part of Profile

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Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

On request.

Specific Criteria

None

Patient Preparation

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Turnaround Time

Normally within 3 days.

If irregular red cell antibodies are detected repeat samples may need to be sent away to a referral laboratory (NHSBT). Turnaround on referral tests is 10 working days.

If required urgently, please contact laboratory

Specimen

Whole Blood

Volume

6 mL

Container

Pink blood transfusion (EDTA) tube

Pink ETDA BT

Collection

All samples for blood transfusion testing must be signed by the person performing the phlebotomy

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled or unsigned sample.

Incorrect or inadequate patient identifiers provided.

Insufficient sample volume.

Poor sample quality due to deterioration, haemolysis, presence of clot

Reference Range

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