Antenatal Group & Screen
Blood Group; Antenatal Group
Routine screening programme for antenatal patients
Part of Profile
Request on ICE
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
Pink blood transfusion (EDTA) tube
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