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Prenatal Blood Group Serology

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic PNRC
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube AND 1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube.

Centrifuging is not necessary (Provincial Lab will centrifuge the SST upon receipt).

Specimen Handling

Put SST tube, EDTA tube and requisition together in a bag.

PSC, rural and extra-regional: 
Send bag with specimens and requisition to the DSC.

RRL:
Send bag with specimens and requisition directly to Provincial Lab (Provincial Lab will forward the CBS specimen and requisition to CBS).

Additional Information

CBS/Provincial Lab requisition ("Prenatal Testing - Initial Screen for Pregnant Woman" HS 001-133) must be completed indicating maternal information.

Includes CBS tests: ABO/Rh and RBC Antibody Screen; and Provincial Laboratory tests: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Prenatal Rubella IgG, Prenatal Syphilis EIA, Prenatal Varicella zoster IgG, and Prenatal HIV,

Refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx
 

Testing Location Canadian Blood Services & Provincial Lab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Prenatal Testing, Initial Screen for Pregnant Woman
Reference Interval