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Test Code 199 Rh(D) Type

Additional Codes


PowerChart: Rh(D) Type

Epic: LAB3097 RH

MA Cerner: Rh Typing.

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

86901 Rh Type

Useful For

Selecting compatible blood products for transfusion therapy

Postpartum bleed investigation

LOINC Code Information

10331-7 Rh [Type] In Blood