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CEU CASE STUDY: ABO DISCREPANCY & POSITIVE ANTIBODY SCREEN

This course is an interactive case study wherein the user directs the work-up. Abnormal pre-transfusion test results, including an ABO discrepancy and positive antibody screen require investigation. A discussion of ABO discrepancy resolution and literature bearing upon the cause of this particular discrepancy is reviewed.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Laboratory Managers


LEVEL:
Intermediate

SUCCESS TM CREDITS: 1 CEU

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

1. Cite general rules for resolving ABO discrepancies

2. Describe techniques used to resolve specific ABO discrepancy types

3. Recognize the requirements for ruling-in & ruling-out antibodies suspected during the work-up of a positive antibody screen


LEARNING TASKS

To receive CEU credit for this course, participants must:

1. Review the presentation " Preoperative ABO Discrepancy & Positive Antibody Screen: An interactive case study."

2. Take the online Post-Test.

3. Complete the online Course Evaluation.

4. Print the certificate awarding 1 SUCCESSTM CEU.


FACULTY

Kelly Kezeor, MT(ASCP)

Reference Technologist

Midwest Region, American Red Cross Blood Services

Omaha , Nebraska


LEARNING REFERENCES

1. Roback J, ed. Technical Manual, 16th Edition . Bethesda: AABB Press, 2008.

2. David B, et al. Flow cytometric monitoring of red blood cell chimerism after bone marrow transplantation. Transfus Med 1999;9;209-17.

3. Lee JH, et al. Changes of isoagglutinin titres after ABO-incompatible allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Br J Haematol 2003;120:702-10.

4. LaRoche V, et al. Review: Immunohematologic aspects of allogeneic hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation. Immunohematology 2004;20:217-25.


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 only.

RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2011

EXPIRATION DATE: April 30, 2018

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE COURSE: 1 hour