The direct antiglobulin test dat or direct coombs test is used detect antibodies attached to red blood cells it is primarily used to help diagnose the cause of hemolytic anemia but may also be used to help diagnose hemolytic disease of the newborn hdn or a blood transfusion reaction. Direct coombs test the direct coombs test also known as the direct antiglobulin test or dat is used to detect if antibodies or complement system factors have bound to rbc surface antigens in vivoa blood sample is taken and the rbcs are washed and then incubated with antihuman globulin. The direct coombs test is used to detect antibodies that are stuck to the surface of red blood cells many diseases and drugs can cause this to happen these antibodies sometimes destroy red blood cells and cause anemia your health care provider may recommend this test if you have signs or symptoms . Indirect coombs test indirect antiglobulin test iat the indirect coombs test looks for free flowing antibodies against certain red blood cells it is most often done to determine if you may have a reaction to a blood transfusion this is the test that is done on the mothers blood sample as part of her prenatal labs
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