Summary

Two ampoules of Rabbit Anti-Human serum (Coombs reagent), from March 1956. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd, Parkville, Victoria. The indirect Coombs test is used to screen pregnant women for IgG antibodies that are likely to pass through the placenta into the foetal blood and cause haemolytic disease of the newborn. Screening for Rh factor

Physical Description

Two glass ampoules containing clear fluid, with paper labels, housed on synthetic wadding in a yellow oblong cardboard box.

Significance

Example of CSL blood testing reagents

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