Direct Antiglobulin Test


Sunquest Code:DATG  
Epic Code:LAB3419Epic Name:Direct Antiglobulin Test
Synonyms:Anti-Human Globulin Test, Direct; Coombs' Test, Direct; DAT/Elution; Direct Coombs' Test
CPT Code:86880
Test Includes:Use of Anti-IgG or Anti-IgG, C3d. If test is positive, elution studies may be performed and charged if indicated.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Collection Instructions:A pink (EDTA) is the container of choice for blood bank collections at FSH, FRH and FNMC.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, Grand Itasca GICH)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Detects complement and/or IgG absorbed on red cells. Used to detect autoimmune hemolytic anemias caused by antibody and/or complement components bound to patient red cells (including drug-induced), transfusion reaction and erythroblastosis fetalis.


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