Direct Antiglobulin Test

Laboratory:Blood Bank

Test ID/Workstation: VMSO MPROC

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Lavender (EDTA)tube

Collection Volume: <4 months: 2 lavender (EDTA) microtainers; 4 months-6years: 1, 6mL lavender (EDTA)tube (5mL minimum); >6 years: 2, 6mL lavender (EDTA) tube; sickle patient: 2-3, 6 mL lavender (EDTA) tubes

Cause for rejection: Improperly labeled specimen, gross hemolysis

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Daily, 24 hours

Methodology: Tube Testing

Special Instructions: All Blood Bank specimens must be accompanied by a completely filled out Blood Bank Requisition to include two signatures at the time of specimen collection.

Mislabeled Blood Bank Specimens will not be processed, regardless of the situation. Specimens for Blood Bank testing with any type of mismatched or missing information must be redrawn.

Lab/Phone: 330-746-9623

Additional Info: Sendout to St. Elizabeth's

CPT Code: 86880

Synonyms: Antiglobulin Test; Direct; DAT; Direct Coombs

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