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Direct Coombs Test

Alternative Names:DCT
Coombs Test
Laboratory:Haematology
Test Code:DCT
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 6 mLEDTA 6 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Additional Notes:

Result Interpretation:
Positive in most Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemias and post incompatible blood transfusion. Some drugs may cause the result to be positive, e.g. Aldomet.