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A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: coombs test?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Red cell antibodies: Coombs serum is an antibody directed against other antibodies that makes antibody-coated red cells stick together. The direct Coombs test seeks antibodies on a patient's own red cells that may be causing red cell damage and perhaps anemia. The indirect Coombs test is used in blood banking to determine what antigens are present on unknown red cells by seeing what antibodies they bind.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Hi my Coombs test is positive what I have to do? What is the next step?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
See a hematologist: You should see a hematologist for evaluation and see if treatment is needed.

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