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  Direct Coombs Test Specimen Type:
  also known as Direct Antiglobulin Test, DAT, Direct Coombs Workup

Blood



Specimen requirements: 6 mL Lavender Tube (EDTA)
Critical values: N/A
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 6 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 5 mL
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Date, time, and legible signature by the responsible phlebotomist must be noted on the label.
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Hemolysis
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum]
Order/entry screen(s): Transfusion Services/Blood Bank
Stat frequency: Daily
Stat turn around time: 1 Hour (uncomplicated); complicated workups require more time
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 8 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: Blood Bank : Blood Bank, room 2-103
For Thornton deliver to: Blood Bank : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: N/A
  Results are available in PCIS and Epic
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A