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Test Code SQ NBDAT, Epic LAB2045 Neonate Direct Antiglobulin Test- Peripheral Sample

Important Note

This test is to be ordered for neonates under the age of 4 months when Cord Blood testing cannot be performed. Cord Blood samples are discarded five days after collection.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerated/Ambient 4 to 6 hours OK/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86880-DAT

Methodology

Hemagglutination Using Monoclonal Antiglobulin Serum Note: This test is for human specimens only.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Peripheral w Specimen Type: Peripheral whole bloodContainer/Tube: 2 Lavender-top (EDTA) Microtainers-Serum gel tube is not acceptable.Specimen Volume: 1 mLSpecimen must be labeled with infant's full name, date of birth, date sample obtained, and initials of person obtaining specimen. hole blood Container/Tube: 2 Lavender-top (EDTA) Microtainers-Serum gel tube is not acceptable. Specimen Volume: 1 mL Specimen must be labeled with infant's full name, date of birth, date sample obtained, and initials of person obtaining specimen.