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ID:244 Direct Coomb's Test (DCT)
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DescriptionUsed in the investigation of haemolysis and other haematological disorders
IndicationHaemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN), Haemolytic Transfusion Reaction (HTR), Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia (AIHA), Drug Induced AIHA.
Additional InfoA Positive DCT result will more than likely delay the provision of any blood transfusion.
Concurrent Tests
Dietary Requirements
InterpretationPositive or Negative, Immunoglobulin or Complement.

DepartmentBlood Transfusion
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Crossmatch)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsHand written labels ONLY accepted to include Full Name, DOB, and Hospital Number.
Min. Vol2 mL
Freq.Weekdays

Ref. Range (Male)Negative
Ref. Range (Female)Negative
Ref. Range (Paed)Negative
Ref. Range Notes
UnitsPositive/Negative
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TAT48 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT48 hours
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Originally edited by : RJAR. Review due on 03/11/2018 14:22:26. Published By RJAR on 03/11/2017 14:22:26.