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Blood Group and Antibody Screen

Ordering information:

Please ensure that an A4 Request for Blood Products request form is used.

Urgent requests should be clearly indicated so they can be given priority. Please note if unexpected antibodies are detected, there may be a delay in the availability of crossmatched blood.

Effective October 2017, a Group and Antibody screen is valid until MIDNIGHT on the 3rd day post sample collection.

Alternate names:
Group and Hold
Blood Bank
Specimen types:
Container types:
Pink EDTA (6mL)Pink EDTA (6mL)
Collection Instructions:
Please use Request for Blood Products form (A4)
Note minimum specimen ID requirements (on form).
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Group and Hold is valid until Midnight on the third day post collection.

Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 hours

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Test & Collection Guide


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