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Direct Coombs test

Blood Sciences Test Blood Transfusion


Whole blood EDTA

Factors affecting results

Haemolysed or clotted samples cannot be tested

Reference Ranges

Not applicable

Test Usage

For identification and specificity of antibodies or complement on the surface of red cells.

Turnaround Time

24 hr


In House

Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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