|Recovery of antibody bound to red blood cells of patients found to have a positive direct antiglobulin test. The eluate is prepared from patient’s red blood cells that have been coated in vivo to determine the specificity of the antibody.
|Standard test tube methodology; Acid elution
|Test performed on sample with a Positive Direct Antiglobulin (DAT) result.
|EDTA tube. Serum separator gel tube is not acceptable.
|1 full 7 ml EDTA sample
|Minimum Volume or Pediatric volume
|Minimum volume: 1 full 7 ml EDTA sample
Pediatric: 1 full 3 ml EDTA sample
|Ship at ambient temperature
Send samples to:
|Request for Testing-Immunohematology Reference Laboratory
Immunohematology Consultation Request
|Monday through Sunday
|Turn around Time (analytic time)
|24 hours if weekday; 48 hours if weekend
|Fax number required to receive report