Antibody Detection and Identification (Online CE Course)

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Author: Margaret Alba, DOM, CLS(NCA), BB(ASCP)
Reviewer: Chelsey Geurkink, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM

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Do you find detective work exciting? Do you want to improve those skills? Our Antibody Detection and Identification course will guide you through the processes that will help you to expose the antibody that is the culprit. Antibodies must be identified so that appropriate blood products are selected for transfusion and the risk of adverse reaction is minimized. Clinically significant antibodies are capable of causing transfusion reactions, hemolytic disease of the newborn and in severe cases, death. Learning how to be a skilled detective is essential so that you, the clinical laboratory scientist, can prevent those situations from occurring.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 2.5 hour(s)
Approved through 6/30/2024
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Blood Banking / Immunohematology): 2.5 hour(s)
Approved through 6/30/2024

Objectives

  • Discuss methods that are used to facilitate antibody identification.
  • Discuss the reactions that would be seen on an antibody panel if any of the following antibodies are present: homozygous, heterozygous, antibody to high-prevalence antigen or low-prevalence antigen, and an antibody exhibiting dosage.
  • Outline the process that should be followed to identify the unknown antibodies that are present in the given examples.
  • Assess antibody panels to determine if multiple antibodies, cold antibodies, or warm autoantibodies are present.
  • Determine how to interpret the strengths of panel reactions, how to choose selected cell panels, and when to run enzyme panels.

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Additional Information

Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Medical laboratory scientists, technicians, and pathologists. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author Information: Margaret Alba, DOM, CLS(NCA), BB(ASCP) is a Lecturer in Clinical Immunohematology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Medical Technologist at Tricore-University Hospital, also located in Albuquerque. She holds a Master's in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Reviewer Information: Chelsey Geurkink, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, SBBCM, is an instructor for the Specialist in Blood Banking and Medical Laboratory Science program within the College of Health Sciences at RUSH University. She completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at RUSH University. She completed her graduate degree in Clinical Laboratory Management at RUSH University. Chelsey received the Teaching Assistant of the Year award in the Medical Laboratory Science Department at RUSH University in 2015 and was recognized for her accomplishment in education and training in the field of transfusion medicine by the American Association of Blood Banks in 2019. She is currently the Manager of RUSH University Medical Center's Blood Bank.
Course Description: This course will take you through methods that can be used in the process of identifying an antibody in transfusion medicine. Many examples are presented that take you step-by-step through these procedures and provide you with appropriate panel results.

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MLS & MLT Comprehensive CE Package
Includes 178 CE courses, most popular
$109Add to cart
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Up to 8 CE hours
$55Add to cart
Individual course$25Add to cart
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