|Test||DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN IGG + C3D|
|Methodology||Agglutination with polyspecific Anti-IgG and Anti-C3d Antisera|
|Description||Useful for the detection of complement and IgG bound to patient's RBCs.|
|Specimen||Draw blood in a lavender/pink-top (EDTA) tube, and send 7.0 mL of EDTA whole blood.
NOTE: TUBE MUST BE LABELED WITH FULL NAME OF PATIENT (LAST, FIRST [DO NOT USE NICKNAMES]), DATE OF BIRTH AND/OR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, DATE OF COLLECTION, AND INITIALS OF PERSON DRAWING SPECIMEN.
If the DAT, polyspecific is positive, will reflex to DAT-IgG and DAT-C3d at an additional charge. If DAT-IgG is positive an RBC elution may be performed at an additional charge.
|Analytic Time||1 Day (May be longer if DAT is positive)|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
86860 RBC elution, if indicated
86880 DAT, each antisera