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
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

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) or Pink (EDTA)
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)


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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