Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Direct Antiglobulin Test

Test Name: Direct Antiglobulin Test
Alternate Name(s): DAT
Coombs' Test
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 6 mL Pink (EDTA) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
45 minutes
Stat
15 minutes
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: Usually ordered only when special hematological work-up is being done.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Direct antiglobulin test
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Cerner
DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST
 
Referred To:  

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