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Test Code 198 ABO Blood Grouping

Additional Codes


PowerChart: ABO Grouping

Epic: LAB3095 ABO

MA Cerner: ABO Grouping.

Test Method

AABB Standard: Agglutination of red cells with an antiserum represents the presence of the corresponding antigen in the red cells; Ortho Gel Cards. (AABB Technical manual. 14th edition. Edited by V Vengelen-Tyler. Bethesda, MD, American Association of Blood Banks 2002)

Specimen Requirement

A 5mL EDTA purple-top tube is preferred.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

 7-10 mL red-top, 5 mL heparin green-top or 5 mL blue-top tubes are also acceptable. Serum and plasma gel tubes are not acceptable. Cord blood may also be tested. Micro specimen may be obtained with a capillary collection device.


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours; Mercy DV and MA West within 24 hours

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 15 minutes after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

Reference Values

Not Applicable

CPT Code Information

86900 ABO Group

Useful For

Determining ABO blood grouping.

LOINC Code Information

883-9 ABO Group [Type] In Blood