Direct Antiglobulin - Coombs Test - Whole Blood

Direct Antiglobulin - Coombs Test - Whole Blood

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This test is done to detect antibodies attached to RBC in condition like hemolytic anemia in which RBC's destroyed quickly

This Test Includes

COOMBS DIRECT

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Direct Antiglobulin - Coombs Test - Whole Blood

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

  • Detecting antibodies bound to RBC.
  • Investigation of haemolytic anaemia.

What is this test

Direct Antiglobulin - Coombs Test help identify IgG antibodies that may be present on patient or donor (transfused) RBCs and may cause haemolysis. The antibodies may be directed against self-antigens (autoimmune haemolysis), maternal antigens (hemolytic disease of the newborn), donor antigens (eg, alloimmune transfusion reaction), or drugs.