Special Red Cell Antigen Typing
Added proof of alloantibody specificity
Determining possible antibody specificities in complex cases
This test is not done for the purpose of establishing paternity
Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test
The presence or absence of a cellular antigen is an inherited trait. As a general rule, individuals will not make antibody directed against an antigen present on their own red blood cells.
Each antigen typed will be listed by name, followed by "pos" indicating that the antigen is present, or by "neg" indicating that the antigen is absent.
Cautions Discusses conditions that may cause diagnostic confusion, including improper specimen collection and handling, inappropriate test selection, and interfering substances
No significant cautionary statements
Clinical Reference Provides recommendations for further in-depth reading of a clinical nature
Standards for Blood Banks and transfusion Services. 21st edition. AABB, 2002