Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Anti-human globulin test including Coombs test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect antibodies that are against red blood cells"," that cause haemolysis.


Coombs test.

Patient Preparation

There are no special requirements for this test.

Sample Type

Whole blood

Sample volume

4.0 mL

Sample collection Container

EDTA tube (purple top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently by inverting eight times immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the EDTA.

Sample storage

Samples are stable at room temperature for 24 hrs for 3 days refrigerated.

Reference range


Results Turnaround

1-2 days after sample collection.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Conditions that cause a positive test result include: haemolytic disease of the newborn"," autoimmune haemolytic disease and haemolytic transfusion reaction.