Direct Coombs (Anti-Human Globulin)
0013008
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
IRL-DC
Methodology
Hemagglutination
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-3 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Do not freeze.
Transport 5 mL whole blood.
Pediatric:
Transport 1 mL whole blood.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Separator or gel tubes.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86880
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0013008Direct Coombs
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Aliases
  • DAT
  • Direct Antiglobulin Test
  • Direct Antihuman Globulin Test