Pathology Handbook

Antibody Titre / Quantitation

Synonyms

Repeat antibody test

Clinical Indications

Repeat requested following initial antenatal screen

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

Sent to Reference Centre subject to compliance with specific criteria. (NBS)

Specific Criteria

Antibody must be present in initial screening tests

Turnaround Time

Same day

Specimen

Whole blood in pink Blood transfusion (EDTA) tube

Samples must be labelled in full and signed by person collecting the blood, in accordance with the Blood Transfusion specimen acceptance policy

Volume

6 mL

Container

Pink ETDA BT

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled /unsigned sample. Incorrect or inadequate patient identifiers provided. Insufficient sample volume. Poor sample quality due to deterioration, haemolysis, presence of clot.