Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) Whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Ship refrigerated. DO NOT FREEZE.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 48 hrs
Stability (Frozen): N/A
Method: Erythrocyte Magnetised Technology
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 5 hrs
Usage: Direct Coombs test detects IgG and Complement bound to erythrocytes. The test is useful in diagnosing patients with Hemolytic disease of the newborn and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia. Drug induced antibodies may give false positive reactions.
Specialty: Hematologist, Gynecologist
Disease: Disorders of Hematopoiesis
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required