A Series of Antibody Panels (Online CE Course)

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Authors: Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP) and Laurie Flood, MLS(ASCP)CM
Reviewer: Matthew Hukill, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM

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This introductory course covers some of the possible antibodies that could be detected in an antibody screen and identification. Those antibodies considered clinically significant are the main focus of the course. Several antibody identification antigrams are presented where you have an opportunity to practice ruling out and ruling in the antibody causing the positive reactions. Specific information regarding various blood group antigens are summarized.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 1/31/2026
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Blood Banking / Immunohematology): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 1/31/2026

Objectives

  • Identify the correct antibody when given case studies of positive antibody identification results.
  • Name various characteristics of common blood group antigens and their reciprocal antibodies.
  • Select the number of units that would need to be screened to find compatible units when given antigen frequencies.

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Course Outline

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  • Antibody Identification Panels
  • Case Studies
      • Case #1
      • Case #1What blood group antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #1? Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #2
      • Case #2What antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #2?Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i.e., J...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #3
      • Case #3What antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #3?Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i.e., J...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #4
      • Case #4What antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #4? Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i.e., ...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #5
      • Case #5What antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #5? Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i.e., ...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #6
      • Case #6 What antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #6? Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i.e.,...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #7
      • Case #7 What antibody is causing the positive reactions in Case #7? Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i.e.,...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #8
      • Case #8 What is the antibody causing the positive reactions in Case #8? Key your answer in as "Anti-__". For instances where there is an "a" or "b" (i...
      • Antibody and Antigen Facts
      • Case #9
      • Case #9Which antibodies have not been ruled out in the panel? Note: You can use the rule of one homozygous rule-out or two heterozygous rule-outs for ...
    • Enzyme-Treated Panel
      • Case #10
      • Case #10 Enzyme-Treated Panel
      • Case #10Based on the previous 2 panels, which antibodies are likely causing the reactions?
  • Antigen Frequency: How Many Units to Antigen Type
      • Finding Compatible Units
      • How many units would need to be antigen-typed to supply 4 K-negative units for a patient going to surgery?Reminder: the frequency of the K antigen in ...
      • How many units would need to be antigen-typed to have 2 units for a patient who has an Anti-E and Anti-Jka?Reminder: E antigen is found in approximate...
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists and medical laboratory technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: 
Rory Huschka, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP), has over 20 years of combined experience as a Medical Technologist, Technical Supervisor, Manager, Professor, and Program Director. He is the former Director of the Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Technician Programs at Brookline College. He is currently an educational developer at MediaLab. Rory holds a BS degree in Medical Technology from North Dakota State University and a Master's in Educational Leadership. He also holds a certificate in Lean/Six Sigma training from Villanova University.
Laurie Flood, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM, currently works as the Laboratory Coordinator for Lehigh Valley Physician Group in Allentown, PA. 
Reviewer Information: Matthew Hukill, MBA, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM, currently works in an Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) at the American Red Cross in Durham, NC. He serves as a trainer and an instructor in addition to testing donors and patients. His previous experience includes managing an IRL and working in Transfusion Services in several large hospital systems.

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