This is an important test used to help diagnose the cause of anaemia.

Venous blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Coombs

What is the coombs test?

The coombs test (also known as antiglobulin test (AGT)) looks for antibodies which bind to the surface of red blood cells RBCs). Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. The direct coombs test checks for antibodies that are bound to the surface of RBCs which can lead to the destruction of these blood cells.

An indirect coombs test is used to check for antibodies in blood serum which would target foreign blood. It is typically used for prenatal screening and for blood transfusions. Conditions associated with a positive coombs test include autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and haemolytic disease of the newborn.  

Why take the test?

This test detects antibodies which are bound to red blood cells. It is typically used to diagnose the cause of anaemia.


What's tested


How it works



Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.