Direct antiglobulin test; Indirect antiglobulin test
Definition of Coombs’ test
The Coombs’ test looks for antibodies that may bind to your red blood cells and cause premature red blood cell destruction (hemolysis).
Linda Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/7/2010