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Test Code SQ DATSCR, EPIC LAB274 Direct Anti-Human Globulin (Direct Coombs), Blood

Methodology

Hemagglutination Using Polyspecific/Monoclonal Antiglobulin Serum

Note: This test is for human specimens only.

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Pink top (K2 EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.

Specimen Transport Temperature

 Refrigerated/Ambient 4 to 6 hours OK/Frozen NO
Specimen Stability: 48 hours

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive or negative)

If positive on a patient >6 months of age, monospecific direct antiglobulin testing will be performed using anti-IgG and anti-C3b,-C3d.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86880