Antibody Screen, Erythrocytes
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Two type O erythrocytes with known expression of common antigenic determinants are utilized. Serum containing antibodies directed against these antigens will cause agglutination or hemolysis of the test cells. Antiglobulin phases of testing provide optimal conditions for detection of most clinically significant antibodies. If the antibody screen is positive, then antibody identification is performed.(Technical Manual. 14th edition. Edited by RH Walker. Bethesda, MD, American Association of Blood Banks, 2002, pp 379-418)
PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Sunday continuously