COOMBS TEST DIRECT
Why to get tested?
To help diagnose the cause of hemolytic anemia as caused by autoimmune disease or induced by drugs; to investigate a blood transfusion reaction; to diagnose hemolytic disease of the newborn
When to get tested?
When your healthcare provider wants to find out the cause of your hemolytic anemia; when you have had a blood transfusion recently and are experiencing symptoms of a transfusion reaction; or when a newborn shows signs of hemolytic disease of the newborn
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
What preparation I need before test?