The importance of antibodies against low-incidence RBC antigens in complete and abbreviated cross-matching.

TitleThe importance of antibodies against low-incidence RBC antigens in complete and abbreviated cross-matching.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsSchonewille H, van Zijl AM, Wijermans PW
JournalTransfusion
Volume43
Issue7
Pagination939-44
Date Published2003 Jul
Abstract

It is common practice to perform an antiglobulin cross-match only when unexpected RBC alloantibodies are present, to detect antibodies against additional RBC antigens. In this study, the incidence of unexpected antibodies to low-incidence antigens (Ab-LIA) over a period of 23 years was investigated.

Alternate JournalTransfusion