Release Date: Jul 2017
CC: PC, MK, PBL, ICS, SBP
Susan K. Vonderwell, MT(ASCP)SBBCM
Supervisor, Immunohematology Reference Lab, American Red Cross, Columbus, OH
In this session, panel studies of increasing complexity will be presented to the learner. Early panels will demonstrate ruleout documentation for simple alloantibody identification. Later panels will require the learner to perform cell selection in order to complete the alloantibody identification. The last panels will demonstrate points to consider when there is extra unexplained reactivity in a patient sample. The learner will also calculate the number of units that one would screen (based on antigen prevalence) to provide antigen negative units for the patient. This is a great course for those new to panel studies or those who just don't perform antibody identification often enough to feel comfortable making conclusions.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
· Complete rule-outs on panel studies.
· Perform cell selection when additional testing is needed to complete the work-up.
· Determine the frequency of finding antigen negative units for the patient.
Who should attend? Practicing Pathologists, Residents, Bench Supervisors, Bench Technologists & Technicians, Students