Coombs (Direct)

The main function of the Immune System is producing Antibodies which are fighting against the harmful particles that enter the body. Sometimes wrongly these antibodies affect the healthy red blood cells. It causes Auto-immune Disease called Hemolytic Anemia. This test is also known as Anti-Globulin Test. Coombs-Direct Test screens the antibodies present against the red blood cells.
Test Code: 669
₹ 300.00

Coombs Direct:

Why Coombs direct Test?


Coombs direct test helps to detect antibodies that target the surface of RBCs, causes destruction of red blood cells leading to anemia eg jaundice in the newborn (hemolytic disease of the newborn), drug induce hemolysis such as penicillin, cephalosporin, piperacillin, etc, diseases like lupus, lymphoma, chronic lymphicytic leukemia, infections like mononucleosis, mycoplasma pneumonia, etc, reaction to blood transfusion, etc. Hence this test helps in confirmation of diagnosis and also to rule out to screen another differential diagnosis (possibilities), such as auto-immune disorders. Clinical manifestations mimics signs and symptoms for anemia like low RBCs, shortness of breath, cold and clammy extremities, pale skin, dizziness, back pain, dark urine, heart disorders like irregular heartbeat, heart murmur, heart failure, and other symptoms include jaundice, enlarged liver and/or spleen, etc. Coombs test screens for certain antibodies that can lyse the RBCs causing hemolytic anemia. Conditions that may interfere with test results are medications such as penicillin (antibiotics), anti-inflammatory medications, antiplatelet drugs such as clopidogrel, chemotherapy medications, etc.  


General Instructions:

Sample Requirement: Specimen - Blood sample collected from the vein. Test Preparation: None.

NOTE - Sample for specimen collections may vary based on the patient’s condition/cases according to the patient’s presenting complaints/signs or symptoms:

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT (Special or Rare Cases) - As instructed and guided by Physician / Clinician / Pathologist / as per Laboratory’s requirements, according to procedures and protocols.

Sample Requirement: Blood Sample taken from the vein

Test Preparation: None

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