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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Enhanced DAT (Super Coombs) IgG Antibody
CPT Code  86880
Last Modified  8/24/2015 11:17:00 AM
Synonyms  Super Coombs
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Lavender (EDTA)
Collection Volume  3.0 mL
Storage  Store at 2-8 C
Routine TAT  4 days
Days Test Performed  MONDAY - THURSDAY
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  230793 ENHANCED DAT
Clinical Use  Increased amounts of immunoglobulin G (IgG)on red blood cell surfaces may lead to their premature destruction. Immune destruction of red blood cells may be seen in patients suspected of having autoimmune hemolytic anemia.This assay is more sensitive than the DAT, but tests for IgG only.
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Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Whole Blood
Min Lab Testing Volume  5.0 (2.0) mL
Special Handling  Patient Information Required: Previous DAT results
Lab Notes  Samples should arrive at lab within 24 hours of collection, otherwise refrigerate. Testing referred to Duke Univ Med Ctr Platelet Ant
Methodology  Flow Cytometry
Limitations  Gross hemolysis sample is unacceptable.

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