Release Date: Jul 2019
CC: PC, MK, SBP
Garrett S. Booth, MD, MS
Associate Medical Director, Department of Pathology, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify the common pitfalls in the laboratory diagnosis of cold agglutinin disease.
- Apply the clinical criterion used for assessing anemia in the adult population to the necessary laboratory diagnosis of cold agglutinin disease.
- Establish acceptance criteria for a tiered approach to laboratory diagnostic evaluations for cold agglutinin disease with an emphasis on fiscal responsibility and resource allocation.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Laboratory Managers, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Students
Identifying diagnostic pathways for resource-intense serologic evaluations remains a constant challenge for the blood bank. Understanding and evaluating fundamental clinical and laboratory screening will serve to establish higher pre-test probabilities of an accurate diagnosis of cold agglutinin disease.