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Coombs Test - Indirect

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3.1
ISO, NABH
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Overview
Test Results & Interpretations

Overview of Coombs Test - Indirect

Test Description

The Indirect Coombs test is performed to screen for the presence of antibodies against Red Blood Cells (RBCs). If present, these antibodies will target and destroy foreign RBCs acquired through blood transfusions, or those present in the fetus by the antibodies of the mother.

Why Get Tested

  1. To screen the recipient of a blood transfusion before the transfusion is done
  2. To screen the mother’s blood for antigens that can target the RBCs of the newborn
  3. To detect type of anemia
  4. For evaluation of hemolytic anemia

Precautions

  • No special preparation required

What Results of Coombs Test - Indirect mean?

Interpretations

Positive results for the Indirect Coombs test indicates that antibodies against one or more antigens being screened are present in the blood sample being tested. When tested positive in a pregnant woman, it indicates the presence of Rh antibody in the mother’s blood that may destroy the RBCs of the baby in some cases.

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NABH

The PNDT registered Genetic Laboratory & Genetic Counselling center at DNA Xperts is the first of its kind center in East Delhi to offer Genetic Testing & Genetic Counselling services. Genetic counseling is the process of determining the risk you have of passing on an inheritable genetic disease to your baby and hence is advised before or during pregnancy for couples.

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