Cord / Neonate Testing (ABO/Rh/DAT - HDFN Investigation)

Test description

Testing includes ABO and RhD blood group. 
Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) is performed. The test will demonstrate the in-vivo coating of red cells with antibody. A positive DAT is a critical result and is telephoned and faxed to the primary care giver.
Phenotyping is performed for the corresponding antigen when mother has clinically significant antibody (ies).
Rh Immune Globulin (RhIG) treatment recommendations are made as applicable.

Cord Neonate Testing ABO Rh DAT - HDFN Investigation (PDF)

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