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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