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ICT

What is this test?

The indirect Coombs test is used in prenatal testing of pregnant women and in testing blood prior to a blood transfusion. It detects antibodies against RBCs that are present unbound in the patient's serum. In this case, serum is extracted from the blood sample taken from the patient. Then, the serum is incubated with RBCs of known antigenicity; that is, RBCs with known reference values from other patient blood samples. Finally, anti-human globulin is added. If agglutination occurs, the indirect Coombs test is positive.

Also known as ICT Blood, Indirect Coombs Test, Coombs Indirect Test.

What is the preparation needed for doing this test?

No special preparation is needed for ICT. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing ICT. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.

What are the normal values of results of this test?

GenderAge groupsValue
UNISEXAll age groupsResults are normal if there is no clumping

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150 - ₹1000

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