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Test Directory - Group and Save Antibodies (Ante-Natal)

Synonyms

GS, G&S, antenatal antibody screen

Clinical Indications

Routine screening programme for antenatal patients

Request Form

Combined Pathology Blood form (Yellow/Black or Blue for GP's)

Availability

On request.

Specific Criteria

As per BCSH Guidelines for Blood Grouping and Antibody Testing During Pregnancy

Turnaround Time

Same day (Monday to Friday)

Specimen

Whole Blood

Volume

1 x 6mL

Container

Purple top (EDTA) tube.

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately.

Lab. Handling

Samples are spun before processing.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled samples. Incorrect or inadequate patient identifiers provided. Insufficient sample volume, poor sample quality due to deterioration, haemolysis, presence of clot.

Limitations

   

Interpretation

 As per BCSH Guidelines for Blood Grouping and Antibody Testing During Pregnancy

        

 


Version 1.0 / January 2013