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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

(Forthright), adjective aboveboard, blunt, clear, explicit, face to face, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, honest, ingenuous, open, outspoken, plain, pointed, rectus, sincere, straightforward, summary, transparent, truthful, unaffected, unambiguous, unconstrained, undeceitful, undeceiving, undeceptive, undesigning, undisguising, unfeigning, unpretending, unreserved, unrestrained, veracious, veridical

direct

(Straight), adjective aimed, guided, linear, rectilineal, steered, straightaway, true, unbent, unbroken, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, unturned, unwarped, without a bend, without circummocution, without divergence
Associated concepts: direct and proximate cause, direct attack, direct benefit, direct cause, direct contempt, direct control, direct damages, direct descendants, direct eviience, direct interest, direct knowledge, direct loss, direct result, direct route, direct tax, direct testimony, direct trust

direct

(Uninterrupted), adjective connected, continual, continuous, progressive, steady, straight, successive, unbroken, unending, unfaltering, unstopped

direct

(Order), verb adjure, bid, call upon, charge, command, decree, demand, dictate, enjoin, give a direccive, give an order, give directions, give instructions, give orders, govern, instruct, issue a command, issue a decree, issue an order, ordain, prescribe, rule, set a task, signal, tell
Associated concepts: directed verdict

direct

(Show), verb conduct, designate, guide, hooini viam monstrare, indicate, instruct, lead, navigate, point, point out, steer

direct

(Supervise), verb administer, administrare, assign, be master, boss, coach, command, control, dirigere, dominate, educate, engineer, exerrise authority, exercise supervision, govern, guide, head, lead, look after, manage, mastermind, oversee, preside, preside over, regere, regulate, rule, stage, steer, take command
See also: accurate, administer, advise, apparent, appoint, arrange, candid, cause, charge, clear, coherent, command, compact, compel, conduct, control, counsel, decree, demand, determine, dictate, discipline, dispatch, edify, educate, enforce, enjoin, explicit, express, govern, handle, hold, impose, inculcate, indicate, influence, initiate, instill, manage, mandamus, manipulate, militate, moderate, motivate, nurture, officiate, operate, order, overlook, oversee, pithy, possess, predominate, prescribe, preside, prevail, program, provide, recommend, regulate, require, rule, send, sententious, sincere, straightforward, subpoena, summary, superintend, unaffected, undistorted, wield

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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Hypergammaglobulinemia can be associated with a positive direct antiglobulin test, a nonreactive eluate, and no evidence of hemolysis.
20,21) Dufour concluded that collective positive results of direct antiglobulin test and strength of reaction in a heat eluate predicted high bilirubin levels.
The distinction between a true-positive and a false-positive direct antiglobulin test can be made by eluting the antibody from the red cells and testing its ability to bind to normal red cells.
The initial symptoms and laboratory findings of hemolytic anemia, depressed hemoglobin and haptoglobin concentrations, increased lactate dehydrogenase, increased indirect bilirubin, and an IgG-positive result in a direct antiglobulin test were all consistent with those typically indicative of warm antibody AIHA, although the reticulocytosis often also associated with AIHA was not noted (1).
Garratty G, Immune hemolytic anemia and/or positive direct antiglobulin tests caused by drugs.
The standard Ortho Clinical Diagnostic transfusion log is a commercially designed, large multicolumn and multi-row log that includes major columns with subdivisions for the date, patient identification, donor identification, blood type and screen, antibody identification, direct antiglobulin test, compatibility testing, component issuance and disposal and with a column for the technologist involved in testing, as well as a column for additional information.
Already approved for patient and donor ABO/Rh testing, antibody screening using a pooled, two-or three-cell screen, and donor ABO and RH confirmation testing, the expanded test menu options include antibody ID-8 and ID-11 cell panels; weak D testing; Rh and Kell phenotyping; cross match; and direct antiglobulin test.
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.

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