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Test Code CDAT Direct Coombs Test, Cord Blood

Additional Codes

Ordering Mnemonic
CDAT

 

Performing Laboratory

Holland Hospital Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Cord Blood

Container/Tube: Collect cord blood in lavender EDTA tube. Label in delivery room with the infant’s name, mother's name, date, time of delivery, and RN's initials written on a bright yellow "cord blood" label.

Specimen Volume: Full tube of blood

Collection Instructions:

Note: 1. Indicate cord blood.

2. Label specimen appropriately with the infant’s name, mother's name, date, time of delivery, and RN's initials written on a bright yellow "cord blood" label.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Room temperature or refrigerated.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Available STAT

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86880

Reference Values

Negative

Critical value (automatic call-back): newborn positives.