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- Panel Review
- Blood Bank Workup
- Which of the following could be used to describe an antibody reacting with all reagent cells of a panel, rather than specific cells?
- Introduction to Warm Autoantibodies
- Warm Autoantibody Workup
- Direct Antiglobulin Test
- Direct Antiglobulin Test Procedure
- Transfusion Recommendations
- Cold Autoantibodies
Level of Instruction: Intermediate
Intended Audience: This course is intended for blood bank bench technicians and technologists, supervisors, and administrators.
Author Information: Laurie Flood, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM, currently works as the Laboratory Coordinator for Lehigh Valley Physician Group in Allentown, PA.
Reviewer Information: Sheri Goertzen, MT(ASCP)BB, CLS(CA), CQA(ASQ), has over 25 years of experience as the Supervisor of Transfusion Services at Valley Children's Healthcare in Madera, CA. She has almost 40 years of experience in transfusion services. She has been a presenter at AABB conferences and has served on several AABB committees as a contributing member or the committee chair.
Course Description: This course explores warm antibodies and autoantibodies in blood banking. Warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia is covered along with techniques in the blood bank that can be used to detect underlying alloantibodies in patients with warm autoantibodies. Cold autoantibodies and disease associated with cold autoantibodies are discussed along with techniques to ensure the safety of transfusions.