Direct Antiglobulin Test
Centralized Core Laboratory:Blood Bank
Red top glass (no anticoagulant), Green top (lithium heparin), Purple top (EDTA) tube or red microtube
Cause for rejection:
Improperly labeled specimen, gross hemolysis
Daily, 24 hours
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.
OC Power Word:
Antiglobulin Test; Direct; DAT; Direct Coombs