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Test Code DAT Direct Antiglobulin Test

Clinical System Name

Direct Antiglobulin Test PSBC

Synonyms

Coombs, Direct
Direct Antibody Test

Direct Coombs

Direct Antiglobulin Test Bloodworks Northwest
 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

                         1 mL minimum

 

Note: Provider places an order in CIS. Complete a BWNW Request for Testing requisition. Check "Direct Antiglobulin Test" on the requisition.  Label on specimen and requisition must include: Patient name (as registered), medical record number, and date/time drawn. Information on the label and requisition must match the patient's arm band exactly. Requires 2-person verification at the bedside; both individuals must sign the requisition and phlebotomist's initials must be on the tube. Deliver specimen and requisition to the Lab.

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: "Direct Antiglobulin Test" should be checked on the BWNW Request for Testing  requisition. Check information on label and requisition for accuracy. Deliver labels, specimen and requisition to the blood bank.  

 

Off-site collection:

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y M - Su 1 - 2 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's 

Department

Department:  Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's


Phone Number:  (206) 987-5151

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86880

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Direct Antiglobulin Test
Reference Test Number: 3125-00
Instructions: Check information on label and requisition for accuracy. Deliver specimen and requisition to the blood bank.