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coomb's test

coomb's test in Medicine

Coomb's test n.
Either of two tests for detecting red blood cell antibodies: the direct test, for detecting sensitized red blood cells in erythroblastosis fetalis and in acquired hemolytic anemia; and the indirect test, for cross-matching blood or investigating transfusion reactions. Also called antiglobulin test.

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