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It consists of 2 distinct tests. It also usually features a test for the RhD antigen. The type test is divided into 2 steps. The first step uses commercially available antibodies that will react with either the A or B antigens, if present, on the patient's RBCs and cause them to agglutinate.
This is known as forward cell typing. RBCs from a person with type AB blood will react with both anti-A and anti-B antibodies, whereas those from a person with type O blood will not react with either antibody.
The second step of the type test uses commercially available A1 and B cells that will react with antibodies, if present, in the recipient's plasma.
This is called reverse serum typing.
Almost everyone has naturally occurring antibodies to the ABO antigens they lack — a person with type O blood will have both anti-A and anti-B antibodies in their plasma, whereas a person with type AB blood will have neither of these antibodies in their plasma.
These forward and reverse typing tests are used together to establish a patient's ABO type. The "screen" test is done to determine whether the recipient has formed what are known as "unexpected" or "irregular" RBC antibodies.
This is in contrast to the regular, predictable occurrence of antibodies to the ABO antigens that the recipient lacks; hence the moniker "unexpected". The screen is performed by using 2 or 3 commercially available type O cells that, between them, express essentially all of the approximately 20 clinically significant RBC antigens.
By incubating the recipient's plasma with these cells and looking for agglutination of the RBCs or hemolysis caused by antigen-antibody interactions, unexpected antibodies can be detected and the identification process begun. If unexpected antibodies are found, additional testing, sometimes taking several hours, is required to identify them and to locate antigen-negative RBC units for transfusion.
A type and screen is valid for up to 3 days if the recipient has received a transfusion or has been pregnant in the past 3 months. A pregnant woman can form antibodies to foreign antigens i. No standard exists for how long a type and screen is valid in patients who have not been transfused or pregnant in the preceding 3 months; for an exact duration, consult your local blood bank.
If the recipient has a negative antibody screen has not formed unexpected antibodiesthe computer can be used to electronically match the ABO type of the recipient with a compatible donor unit using laser wands and bar-code technology. The computer system must have the logic to recognize and allow an RBC unit to be issued if the ABO match between a donor and a recipient is compatible and to reject units that are incompatible.
In the absence of computer crossmatch technology, a serologic crossmatch is required to ensure ABO compatibility.
Steps in italics represent the main time-consuming procedures in pretransfusion testing. If no unexpected antibodies are detected after the type and screen tests, an ABO-compatible RBC unit is selected and mixed with the recipient's plasma. This mixture is briefly centrifuged and inspected for hemolysis and agglutination; if both are absent, ABO compatibility is verified and the RBC unit issued.
This procedure must be repeated for each donor RBC unit. If unexpected antibodies are detected in the recipient's plasma, a similar procedure is used to verify ABO compatibility, but the donor RBC units are selected to be compatible with the recipient's antibody.
If a recipient has formed an unexpected antibody, the blood bank cannot use the computer crossmatch system. Instead, a serologic crossmatch is required. It involves mixing the recipient's plasma with a potential donor RBC unit selected by immunologic testing to be antigen negative and inspecting for agglutination or hemolysis to ensure that the RBC unit truly lacks the antigen corresponding to the patient's antibody.
Uncrossmatched RBC units are always type O universal donor and often RhD negative, thus they can be safely transfused to virtually any recipient in an emergency situation when the typically short delay caused by pretransfusion testing to find ABO-matched units would compromise the patient's life.
The XM has been modified many times and, in recent years, has been abbreviated. The 2 common types of XM currently being done are immediate spin XM for antibody-negative patients antiglobulin XM for the rest is generally considered optional, unless a clinically significant antibody is present Originally, the XM was intended to be a final check for ABO compatibility and for the detection of unexpected antibodies.
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