The indirect Coombs test is used only in prenatal testing of pregnant women and in testing blood prior to a transfusion.Test is Done for : Antibody screening and cross matching prior to blood transfusion, Prenatal testing of pregnant woman. To detect and identify auto-antibodies in acquired hemolytic anemia. Pregnant women get a prenatal antibody screening with an indirect Coombs test. It checks the mothers blood to see if there are antibodies that could pass to and harm their unborn baby.
No specific preparation required
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