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Coombs Test, Direct

Alternate names:
DAT, DCT, Direct Antihuman Globulin Test
Laboratory:
Blood Bank
Test Code:
DAT
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Notes:

Positive in most Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemias and post incompatible blood transfusion

Some drugs may cause the result to be positive, eg: Aldomet

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
2-3 hours
Reference Interval:

Negative