Coomb's test

Coomb's test
A laboratory test to identify antibodies that can bind to the surface of red blood cells or platelets and destroy them. This test is used to diagnose certain blood disorders in which patients make antibodies to their own red blood cells or platelets. It is also used to determine blood type. Also called antiglobulin test.

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  • Coomb — may refer to: Coomb (unit), a 13th century English liquid measurement by volume. Coombs test, an aid to medical diagnosis. Coomb Teak or Gmelina arborea, a medicinal tree. See also Deeping Coomb, a fictional deep valley in The Lord of the Rings.… …   Wikipedia

  • Antiglobulin test — An antiglobulin test is a laboratory test to identify antibodies that can bind to the surface of red blood cells or platelets and destroy them. This test is used to diagnose certain blood disorders in which patients make antibodies to their own… …   Wikipedia

  • antiglobulin test — A laboratory test to identify antibodies that can bind to the surface of red blood cells or platelets and destroy them. This test is used to diagnose certain blood disorders in which patients make antibodies to their own red blood cells or… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Autoagglutination — represents clumping of an individual s red blood cells (RBCs or erythrocytes) by his or her own serum due to the RBCs being coated on their surface by antibodies.Autoagglutination is seen to occur in a type of immune mediated hemolytic anemia… …   Wikipedia

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