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Type and Coombs (Neonate)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Type and Coombs, Neonate IDS-MTS gel technology
Transfusion Services

Battery Members

ABO/Rh; Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT)

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Pink tube (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Keep at room temperature

Comments

This test should only be ordered on patients less than 4 months of age. For type and coombs on patients over 4 months, refer to test order BTDBS.

CPT Code

  • 86880
  • 86900
  • 86901