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Coombs test

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noun \ˈkümz-\

Medical Definition of Coombs test

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

Biographical Note for coombs test

Coombs

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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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