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CEU COURSE: PITFALLS OF ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION

Resolutions to common technical problems encountered when performing antibody identification are presented. Case studies illustrate key points highlighted in the presentation.

This program presents the problems frequently encountered in antibody identification. Examples of variabilities with reagents, antibody-antigen reactivity, methods, techniques and transfusion history will be presented. Solutions to common problems in antibody identification will be discussed and case histories will illustrate key points highlighted in the presentation.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Managers

LEVEL: Intermediate

SUCCESSTM CREDITS: 1.0 CEU

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. List the possible sources of problems in antibody identification.
  2. Describe three questions which should be asked when looking at reactivity in routine antibody identification.
  3. Name two discrepancies that may be observed in routine antibody identification.
  4. Describe the reactivity of the direct antiglobulin test (DAT) and auto control when reagent-dependent antibodies are present.
  5. List the information that would be helpful to obtain in evaluating the patient's serological and clinical history.
LEARNING TASKS
To receive CEU credit for this course, participants must:
  1. Review the presentation "Pitfalls of Antibody Identification."

OR Adobe ReaderĀ® print version of Slides and Notes

  1. Take the online Post-Test.
  2. Complete the online Course Evaluation.
  3. Print the certificate awarding 1.0 SUCCESSTM program CEU.
FACULTY
Teresa Harris, MT(ASCP)SBB, CQA, CQIA(ASQ)
Senior Associate, ARC Immunohematology Reference Laboratory Operational Support
Winthrop, WA

Michele Hayes, MT(ASCP)SBB
Reference Laboratory Assistant Director
American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Greater Alleghenies Region
Johnstown, PA

LEARNING REFERENCES
  1. Casina, T.S. (2006). In search of the Holy Grail: Comparison of antibody screening methods, Immunohematology, 22, 196-202.
  2. Long A., et al. (2002). Nondetection of the S antigen due to the presence of sodium hypochlorite. Immunohematology, 18, 120-121.
  3. Moulds, M.K. (2006). Review: monoclonal reagents and detection of unusual or rare phenotypes or antibodies. Immunohematology, 22, 52-63.
  4. Reid, M.E., & Lomas-Francis C. (2008). The Blood Group Antigen Facts Book, 2004. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, Inc.
  5. Walker, P.S. (2008). Chapter 16: Identification of antibodies to red cell antigens. In Technical Manual, 16th Ed. (pp. 465 - 498). Bethesda, MD: AABB.
DISCLAIMER
The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the American Red Cross Biomedical Services. Information herein is presented for educational purposes and not to endorse off-label use. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

RELEASE DATE: 10/01/2009

REVIEW DATE: 05/01/2016

EXPIRATION DATE: 04/30/2019

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY:
1 hour