ANTIGLOBULIN TEST, DIRECT

Synonyms: Direct Coombs; Direct Antiglobulin Test
Computer Code: DAT
Specimen Collection: 7 mL blood (lavender top tube).
Minimum Volume: 7 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Refrigerate.
Reference Values: Negative. If positive, monospecific coombs (IgG and complement) will be performed. Elution studies will be performed if indicated.
Lab Code: BB
Requisition: BB
Test Frequency: Daily
Routine TAT: 4 hrs
Stat TAT: 60 min
CPT Code(s): 86880
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII