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Serum Vial - Rabbit Anti-Human, Absorbed, circa 1954 Object Reg. No: HT 3263

Summary:
Vial of Rabbit Anti-Human serum (Coombs reagent). Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd, Parkville, Victoria. About 1954. 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
Description:
Small (0.5cc) glass vial with paper label contining clear yellow liquid.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Height), 1.20 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: blood analysis, medical diagnostic tests, pregnancy
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: Label: COOMBS REAGENT/RABBIT ANTI-HUMAN SERUM, ABSORBED/For the detection of Rh. sensitization of the red cells of the newly-born./FOR LABORATORY USE ONLY/Contains No antiseptic/Vol. 0.5 c.c. Batch No. 16/Commonwealth Serum laboratories, Melbourne, Australia.
Maker: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1954

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