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Perinatal Antibody Test

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic RCAB

Note: if "Fetal Genotyping" is written on the requisition, do not order RCAB.  See Fetal Genotyping.
Specimen Requirements 1 x 6 mL lavender top EDTA tube
Specimen Handling
Additional Information

Testing may be required for either the father or the mother as indicated on the completed CBS form "Perinatal Follow-up Testing for Red Blood Cell Serology" LL4527. Maternal information must be completed on the form. Father's information must also be included if testing is to be performed on the father's specimen. 

Order 6 mL lavender tubes from DSC (403-770-3287).  See supply order form.

Testing Location Canadian Blood Services
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Perinatal Follow-up Testing for Red Blood Cell Serology
Reference Interval