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Deciding to Perform an Elution for the Workup of a Positive Direct Antiglobulin Test in the Newborn Infant

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Hematology Oncology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The cord blood of newborn infants usually has a direct antiglobulin test (DAT) performed, in order to detect maternal immunoglobulins bound to the fetal red cells. Since performing an elution is relatively expensive, the following procedure is a cost-effective approach to the evaluation of a positive DAT in the newborn.

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