CEU COURSE: SEROLOGICAL TECHNIQUES USED IN ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION

This course is designed to guide the learner through basic techniques used in antibody identification.



TARGET AUDIENCE: Technologists, Technicians, Managers

LEVEL: Basic

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 techniques that can be used to resolve ABO discrepancies.
  2. List and describe three enhancement reagents that may be used in routine antibody detection and identification.
  3. Describe the three prewarmed techniques that may be used to characterize a cold autoantibody and/or exclude underlying alloantibodies.
  4. State the principle of the neutralization technique.
  5. Define the saline replacement technique and give an example of when one might need to use it.
  6. Describe the use of enzyme treatment in antibody identification.
  7. State the principle of elution methods.
  8. Describe the antibody titration technique and define the following terms: titer, endpoint, and score.

LEARNING TASKS
To receive CEU credit for this course, participants must:

  1. Review the presentation "Serological Techniques Used in Antibody Identification," or read the PowerPoint slides and accompanying notes available as a printable Adobe Reader® file.
  2. Take the online Post-Test.
  3. Complete the online Course Evaluation.
  4. Print the certificate awarding 1.0 SUCCESSTM program CEU.

FACULTY
Cindy Flickinger, MT(ASCP)SBB
Supervisor, National Reference Laboratory for Blood Group Serology
American Red Cross Biomedical Services, Penn-Jersey Region
Philadelphia, PA

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

Last modified: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 03:13 PM