The Omission of Antibody Identification Testing

Mark Shulin Cheng
2004 Laboratory medicine  
Once an antibody screening test (AST) on a patient's serum shows a positive reaction, the antibody identification is required to find out the specificity. This procedure is often repeated on each admission for patients who have known antibodies in their files. This time-consuming procedure can overburden those technologists who already have a heavy workload and are often short staffed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether such an antibody workup can be simplified in these patients
more » ... ithout compromising the safety of blood transfusions. Science
doi:10.1309/2q5l-aa3u-8avb-e0f0 fatcat:dnyazx2ag5ckbhhtpxorixlswy