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Direct

As a verb, to point to; guide; order; command; instruct. To advise; suggest; request. As an adjective, immediate; proximate; by the shortest course; without circuity; operating by an immediate connection or relation, instead of operating through an intermediary; the opposite of indirect. In the usual or regular course or order, as distinguished from that which diverts, interrupts, or opposes. The opposite of cross, contrary, collateral, or remote. Without any intervening medium, agency, or influence; unconditional.

DIRECT. Straight forward; not collateral.
     2. The direct line of descents for example, is formed by a series of degrees between persons who descend one from another. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 886.

EVIDENCE, DIRECT. That which applies immediately to the fadum probandum, without any intervening process; as, if A testifies he saw B inflict a mortal wound on C, of which he, instantly died. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 13.

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Comparison of traditional methods and mitogen-stimulated direct antiglobulin test for detection of anti-red blood cell autoimmunity.
(20,21) Dufour concluded that collective positive results of direct antiglobulin test and strength of reaction in a heat eluate predicted high bilirubin levels.
It is usually characterized by low hemoglobin concentrations, high indirect bilirubin concentrations, and a positive result in a direct antiglobulin test. It can be associated with a number of disorders and therapeutic drugs.
Current guidelines for HS diagnosis include family history, splenomegaly, abnormal CBC indices [spherocytes identification; increase in MCHC (mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration)], reticulocytes, and RDW (red cell distribution width); and decrease in Hb (hemoglobin) and MCV (mean cell volume), a negative direct antiglobulin test, increased bilirubin, and reticulocytosis.
A direct antiglobulin test is done on the posttransfusion red cells.
For example, whether there's a positive direct antiglobulin test or an incompatible crossmatch, we call the clinician, notify him of the problem, document the call, and transcribe the results on a special antibody sheet.
Bio-Rad provides a wide variety of platforms, reagents, data management, and connectivity solutions to address different blood typing needs, offering efficient and reliable results for blood grouping, phenotyping, crossmatching, antibody screening and identification, direct antiglobulin tests, and single antigen typing.
Absolute cancer risk was small in the study: Of people with positive direct antiglobulin tests (DATs), 2.9% developed cancer, compared with 1.2% of DAT-negative donors, Dr.
Approximately 40% of infants of mothers with type O blood are either group A or B.[1] The results of direct antiglobulin tests (DAT) of cord blood are positive in approximately one third of these infants.

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