Blood Group A

Synonyms

Bld Grp A.2

  • Tech Only CPT
  • Tech Pro CPT 88342.TC, 88342.26
  • PowerPath Code
  • Schedule Monday - Friday
  • Turn Around Time Within 1-2 business days of receipt
  • Disease State Identification of Floaters
  • Methodology IHC

Specimen Requirements

Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block or cell block, or 1 unstained charged slide for each test requested plus 3-4 additional unstained slides cut at 4 microns. Adequate space on each slide for control tissue is required.

Diagnostic Utility

Identifies all epithelial tissues expressing the blood group A. Useful for identification of floaters, i.e., of contaminating tissues derived from patients of different blood group types.