Pathology Handbook

Blood Group Phenotype / Rh Genotype

Synonyms

Pheno, genotype

Clinical Indications

Directed by laboratory following preliminary screening tests

Request Form 

Request on ICE

Availability

Sent to Reference Centre for testing. (NBS)

Specific Criteria

Must be discussed with Consultant Haematologist.

Turnaround Time

Up to 10 routine working days

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 with full details of patient history/ reason for testing

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

Reference Range

A copy of the Reference laboratory report will be issued to the requester with the local laboratory report