Antibody Identification, Erythrocytes
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
A panel of reagent type O erythrocytes, with known antigenic determinants and the patient's cells are tested with the patient's serum/plasma. This panel should yield a distinct pattern of agglutination or hemolysis that identifies the auto- or alloantibody specificity. Elution, absorption, neutralization, and other special techniques may be necessary to complete antibody identification.
Supplemental 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 Friday; Continuously, Saturday; 12 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Sunday; 7 a.m.-12 a.m.