Direct Antiglobulin Test, Adult


Sunquest Code:DAT POLY  
Epic Code:LAB274Epic Name:Direct Antiglobulin Test
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: DAT_POLYG
Synonyms:Anti-Human Globulin; Coombs Test; DAT; Direct Coombs; Elution
Test Includes:Use of anti-IgG, C3d if test is positive, monospecific anti-IgG and monospecific anti-C3d will be used. Elution studies will be performed and charged if indicated. (UMMC-East Bank).

The provider may order LAB274 (Direct Antiglobulin Test) on both adult and neonatal patients. Epic will route this to the proper test approriate for the patient's age. Adult Direct Antiglobulin Test (PLAB2224) includes testing with polyspecific Anti-IgG, 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)


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-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:By report
Use:Detects immunoproteins, IgG or complement 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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