On-Demand version of the September 12, 2018 eCast.
Please note: This is a Single Viewer On-Demand eCast available for one registrant to access the on-demand version of the eCast. Once registered, access is granted via the AABB Education Website located at https://education.aabb.org.
Learning ObjectivesAfter participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Program DescriptionThe use of more sensitive antibody testing methods such as column agglutination (gel) and solid phase capture have increased the frequency of nonspecific agglutination. When this reactivity is seen, the blood bank has to determine how far to take the identification, what to report in the medical record, and what type of crossmatch to perform if transfusion is needed in these patients.
This program will address the issue of nonspecific agglutination in gel and solid phase methodologies. Faculty will discuss the different methods available to avoid the reactivity while still being able to identify clinically significant antibodies and discuss what type of crossmatch to perform if transfusion is needed. Finally, how to report these results in the medical record and explain them to physicians and nurses who do not have a transfusion medicine background will be discussed.