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Coombs Test MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Coombs Test
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.225.812.735.050.375.150
E05.200.812.735.050.375.150
E05.478.594.760.050.375.150
Unique ID
D003298
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003298
Annotation
for erythrocytes only: for lymphocytes consider HISTOCOMPATIBILITY TESTING or CYTOTOXICITY TESTS, IMMUNOLOGIC
Scope Note
A test to detect non-agglutinating ANTIBODIES against ERYTHROCYTES by use of anti-antibodies (the Coombs' reagent.) The direct test is applied to freshly drawn blood to detect antibody bound to circulating red cells. The indirect test is applied to serum to detect the presence of antibodies that can bind to red blood cells.
Entry Term(s)
Anti-Human Globulin Consumption Test
Antiglobulin Consumption Test
Antiglobulin Test
Antihuman Globulin Consumption Test
Coombs' Test
Direct Antiglobulin Test
Direct Coombs Test
Indirect Antiglobulin Test
Indirect Coombs Test
Public MeSH Note
2013; see COOMBS' TEST 1966-2012
History Note
2013 (1966)
Date Established
2013/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Coombs Test Preferred
Indirect Coombs Test Narrower
Anti-Human Globulin Consumption Test Narrower
Direct Coombs Test Narrower
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