Direct Antiglobulin Test DAT

Specimen Required
Collect One 6 mL pink (K2EDTA) top tube preferred. Also acceptable are two 3 to 4 mL lavender (K2EDTA) top tubes.
Transport 6 mL whole blood at 20-25ºC or 2-8ºC.
Remarks The specimen label for all Blood Bank tests must contain the full patient name, patient identification number or social security number, date of collection, time of collection and phlebotomist identification.
Schedule Daily-24 hours per day
Billing Code 6010087
CPTCode 86880 X 2
Notes Testing for detection of IgG and complement components (ie.: C3) on patient's RBC's. Also referred to as direct Coombs test.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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