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- Methods used for Antibody Detection and Identification
- Indirect Antiglobulin Test (IAT)
- Test Methods
- Significance of Reactions at Different Phases of Testing
- Products Used to Facilitate Antibody Identification
- Effect of Enzymes and Dithiothreitol (DTT)
- Clinically significant antibodies react BEST at which phase of testing?
- Antibody Detection and Identification
- Differentiate between naturally occurring and immune antibodies
- Naturally Occurring Antibodies
- Example Of A Naturally Occurring Antibody
- Immune Antibodies
- Example of Clinically Significant Immune Antibody
- Naturally occurring antibodies found in the ABO blood group system may be due to exposure to which of the following?
- Advanced Antibody ID
- When to Suspect Multiple Antibodies
- Example of Dosage and/or Multiple Antibodies Influencing the Strength of Reactions
- Multiple Antibodies: Example
- Multiple Antibodies Example, continued: Selected Cell Rule-Out Panel
- Multiple Antibodies Example, continued: Explanation of Varying Strengths of Reactions
- When to Suspect an Autoantibody
- Cold Antibodies
- Cold Autoantibody Example
- Example Of A Warm Autoantibody
- Is It a Cold or a Warm Autoantibody?
- What is an advanced technique that can help to determine the identity of other clinically significant antibodies that are present if a patient has an ...
- Antibodies to High Incidence and Low Incidence Antigens
Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: Clinical laboratory technologists, technicians, and pathologists. This course is also appropriate for clinical 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 Masters in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University
at El Paso
Reviewer information: Erin Tretter, MBA, MT(ASCP), is currently the Rapid Response Laboratory Supervisor at Paoli Hospital. Erin received her Masters in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology where she is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor’s Society. She received her BS in Medical Technology from California University of Pennsylvania and has experience as a Generalist, including Blood Bank, Hematology and Chemistry. Erin is currently the Blood Bank Clinical Instructor for the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and has 7 years experience teaching immunohematology concepts and laboratory procedures to laboratory science students. She has also taught Blood Bank in the Clinical Laboratory Technician program at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Course description: This course will take you through several methods that can be used in the process of identifying an antibody in transfusion medicine. Four case studies are presented that take you step-by-step through these procedures and provide you with appropriate panel results.