Case Study 5
A 48-year-old woman has been hospitalized with an infection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. At the patient's request, her physician has ordered a group and type, although there is no medical necessity for this order as the patient is not anemic nor preparing for surgery. The patient vaguely recalls that her type is AB but desires confirmation.
Group and type results are listed below. Review the results and determine the next step in reporting the patient's ABO type.
| Anti-A||Anti-B ||A1 cells ||B cells |
| Patient Results|| 4+||4+ ||2+ ||3+ |
|Screen Cell I||Screen Cell II||Screen Cell III|
| Patient Results IS|| 3+||3+ ||3+ |
|Patient Results 37°C||0 ||0||0|
|Patient Results IgG||0||0||0|
|AHG Check Cells||2+||2+||2+|