Repeat blood group and antibody identification
Repeat sample; antibody identification; positive antibody ID
For patients with positive antibody screening test and sample
requested by the laboratory
Request via ICE
As requested by the Blood Transfusion laboratory
10 working days. Sample will be sent to referral centre
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
3 bottles x 6 mL
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
Report will be issued by the National Blood Service. An patient
information pack will be provided by the NBS for patients with
an identified antibody and will be issued to the GP or ward.
This should be forwarded to the patient. An antibody card for the
patient to carry will be included in the pack.