Direct Antiglobulin Test, Neonate


Abbrev Code:DAT IgG   
Order Code:LAB274Order 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
CPT Codes: 86880 x1
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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