CPT Code: 86900|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Lavender(EDTA)tube
Collection Volume: <4 months: 2 lavender (EDTA) microtainers; 4 months-6years: 1, 6mL lavender (EDTA)tube (5mL minimum); >6 years: 2, 6mL lavender (EDTA) tubes; sickle patient: 2-3, 6mL lavender top (EDTA)tubes
Cause for rejection: Improperly labeled specimen, gross hemolysis
Availability: Daily, 24 hours
Methodology: Tube Testing
Special Instructions: Valid for only 3 days.
Label the tube with a patient identification label (2 identifiers). Collector employee ID#, date and time must be added to the label at collection.
All Blood Bank specimens must be accompanied by a completely filled out Blood Bank Requisition to include two signatures at the time of specimen collection.
Mislabeled Blood Bank Specimens will not be processed, regardless of the situation. Specimens for Blood Bank testing with any type of mismatched or missing information must be redrawn.
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308