Direct Antiglobulin Test, Neonate


Sunquest Code:DAT IgG  
Epic Code:LAB274Epic Name:Direct Antiglobulin Test
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: DAT G,IGG
Synonyms:Direct Anti-Human Globulin Test; Coombs' Test, Direct; DAT/Elution; Direct Coombs' Test
Test Includes:Use of Anti-IgG: If test is positive, elution studies may be performed and charged if indicated.
The provider may order LAB274 (Direct Antiglobulin Test) on both adult and neonatal patients. Epic will route this to the proper test appropriate for the patient's age. Neonatal Direct Antiglobulin Test (PLAB224) does not include testing with Anti-IgG, C3d nor monospecific Anti-C3d.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) or Pink (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; improper labeling


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (Range, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report.
Use:Detects IgG absorbed on red cells. Used to detect IgG antibody-mediated hemolysis (hemolytic disease of the newborn) and erythroblastosis fetalis.


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