Is Wait and Watch Policy More Appropriate in Newborn Grouping?

Bhat, Sudha and Singh, Karandeep and Shastry, Shamee (2010) Is Wait and Watch Policy More Appropriate in Newborn Grouping? The Internet Journal of Laboratory Medicine, 4 (1). p. 1.

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ABO grouping is one of the most simple but important tests in the field of transfusion medicine. Because ABO antibodies in cord blood are nearly always of maternal origin, ABO testing on newborns relies entirely on red cell typing. In this case we performed serological work up to determine the cause of weak reactivity and mixed-field agglutination in newborn baby’s sample. Even though the immunohematological results mimicked that of the ‘A3’subgroup initially, later confirmed to be weak ‘A’ antigen. So it may be wise to wait and follow up the case rather than diagnosing the presence of subgroups during neonatal blood grouping.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Newborn ABO grouping; Subgroups; Mixed-field ; Anti A1 lectin
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2013 04:44
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 11:33

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