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​ABO and Rh Type

Transfusion Medicine

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Whole blood
​Required Volume

Saskatoon and Humboldt:

  • ​Optimal Volume: 4.0 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Pediatric Volume: 1.0 mL
  • Capillary Volume: 0.5 mL


  • ​Store at 2 - 8º C
Grounds for Rejection​

Saskatoon and Humboldt:

Testing Information​ ​



  • RUH on site testing available 24 hours/7 days
  • SCH on site testing available 0730-1530 Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays and bank days. After hours (1531 through 0729 hours) testing referred to RUH.
  • SPH on site testing available 0730-1930 Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. After hours (1931through 0729 hours) testing referred to RUH.


  • Humboldt: on site testing available 0700-1730 Mon-Fri, 0800-1600 weekends/stats, call-back after hours
Results Reporting​


  • Saskatoon/Humboldt – within 24hours of receipt in Transfusion Medicine
  • Rural (referred to Saskatoon) – within 48 hours of receipt


  • Saskatoon/Humboldt – within four hours of receipt in Transfusion Medicine
  • Rural – not available


  • Saskatoon/Humboldt – within one hour of receipt in Transfusion Medicine
  • Rural – not available
​Reflex Testing
  • ​Rh negative obstetrical patients, as required, will have an antibody screen/identification performed
​Specimen Retention
  • ​5 weeks, however additional testing should be performed within 14 days of collection
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​ABO and Rh
  • ABO Rh
  • Group and Type
  • Blood Group
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​BBSPC (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required

Patient History​ ​

​Relevant Clinical History
  • ​Diagnosis
  • Recent transfusion
  • Hemapoeitic progenitor cell transplantation


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-343 v3

Last Modified: Monday, March 25, 2019 |
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