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Coombs test

noun \ ˈkümz- \

medical Definition of Coombs test

:an agglutination test used to detect proteins and especially antibodies on the surface of red blood cells

Biographical Note for coombs test

  • Coombs, Robert Royston Amos (1921–2005), British immunologist. Coombs, along with A. E. Mourant and R. R. Race, devised in 1945 the test now known as the Coombs test.

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