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Perinatal Services

Diagnostic Services: BC & Yukon Centre

Canadian Blood services provides screening of pregnant women for blood type and red cell antibodies to assist health care providers in ensuring appropriate management of a pregnancy for both the mother and the baby.

 

Perinatal Test Request / Sample Requirement

 

Test

Sample Requirements

Form / Comments

  • Routine Perinatal Testing Maternal
    • ABO/Rh
    • Antibody screen
1 EDTA (6 or 7mL) Requisition: Perinatal Screen Request form (PDF) Forward for testing as soon as possible
  • Perinatal red cell antibody identification
    • ABO/Rh
    • Antibody investigation
    • Maternal phenotype
    • Titration if applicable
3 EDTA (6 or 7mL) Requisition: Perinatal Screen Request form (PDF) Indicate Diagnostic Services reference number. Forward for testing as soon as possible
  • Perinatal paternal testing Fathers – when specifically requested by Canadian Blood
    • ABO / Rh
    • Phenotype
1 EDTA (6 or 7mL) Requisition:Perinatal Screen Request form (PDF) Indicate mother’s name and reference number. Forward for testing as soon as possible
  • Perinatal cord blood testing– when specifically requested by Canadian Blood Services
    • ABO/Rh
    • Phenotype
    • DAT
1 EDTA or Clotted (6 or 7mL) Or as available Requisition: Perinatal Screen Request form (PDF) Indicate mother’s reference number Forward for testing as soon as possible
  • Perinatal Routine Testing (Infertility) Perinatal Testing Maternal
    • ABO/Rh
    • Antibody screen
1 EDTA (6 or 7mL) Requisition: Perinatal Screen Request form (PDF) Forward for testing as soon as possible