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|Source||Blood from newborn and/or mother.|
Mother: 1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube
Newborn: Cord blood
Cord specimen labelling requirements are:
A Direct Antiglobulin Test is ordered on all cord specimens. Direct Antiglobulin testing only performed on cord blood specimens when the mother is Rh negative or by physician request. Additional testing is performed on the basis of the DAT results and maternal Rh type.
Cord specimens are retained in the Tranfusion Medicine department for 7 days.
|Testing Location||Transfusion Medicine-FMC
|Alternate Name(s)||Cord Blood tests, Maternal Rh|