Coombs Antiglobulin, Direct

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Synonym/Acronym:
Direct antiglobulin testing (DAT).

Rationale
To detect associated conditions or drug therapies that can result in cell hemolysis, such as found in hemolytic disease of newborns, and hemolytic transfusion reactions.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Agglutination) Negative (no agglutination).

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Synonym/Acronym:
Direct antiglobulin testing (DAT).

Rationale
To detect associated conditions or drug therapies that can result in cell hemolysis, such as found in hemolytic disease of newborns, and hemolytic transfusion reactions.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
(Method: Agglutination) Negative (no agglutination).

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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