Coombs, Direct by Hemagglutination

Overview

  • EPIC Code:
  • LAB274
  • Soft Test Code:
  • DAT1
Alternate Names
  • Direct Antiglobulin Test
  • Direct Coombs

Specimen Collection & Preparation

Specimen Requirements

1.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Alternate Specimen

 

TransportAndStorage

24 hours Ambient 
72 hours Refrigerated

This Blood Bank test should be performed within 72 hours. If longer than 72 hours patient should be redrawn.

Collection Instructions

Specimen should be labeled with the patient's name, date and time of collection, [date of birth and/or social security number] and the phlebotomist's (collector's) initials

Clinical Interpretation

Reference Range:

Negative


Test Comments:

Direct Fractionated Coombs will be ordered and charged when result on patients 6 months and older is positive

HDN Antibody Screen will be ordered when the Direct Coombs Test is positive on a cord blood


Methodology:
  • Hemagglutination or Gel Hemagglutination

Production Schedule

Sites Performed
  • Parkview LaGrange Hospital
  • Parkview Noble Hospital
  • Parkview Randallia Hospital
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center
  • Parkview Wabash Hospital
  • Parkview Whitley Hospital
Days Performed
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Departments
  • Blood Bank
Stat Eligible

Coding & Compliance

CDM

01490210


CPT Coding

86880 (Reflexes 86880)