The indirect Coombs' test measures the presence of antibodies to red blood cells in the blood (see also Coombs' test - direct).
Indirect antiglobulin test
Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The puncture site is cleaned with antiseptic. An elastic band is placed around the upper arm to apply pressure and cause the vein to swell with blood.
A needle is inserted into...Read more
I've been asked a multitude of questions about drug allergies over the past 20 years. Most people do not get through life without having a... Read more »
Frequently I see patients who develop rashes or hives for unclear reasons. Unfortunately when people experience hives on nearly a... Read more »
The beginning of summer kicks off the camping and hiking season, anxiously awaited by those who have endured a long cold winter. This year will... Read more »