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Direct Antiglobulin Test

Source Blood
Mnemonic DAT
Specimen Requirements

1 x 6 mL lavender top tube EDTA tube

Minimum Whole Blood Volumes for Microcollections

Specimen Handling Do not centrifuge specimen. Microcollections should be sent stat.
Additional Information Cord specimens requiring a Direct Antiglobulin Test refer to Fetal-Maternal Investigation.
Testing Location Transfusion Medicine-FMC
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Coombs Test, Direct
Reference Interval