Reviewing and updating knowledge of immunohematology is essential to ensure quality care of patients. If a patient receives the incorrect match of donor cells in a transfusion, it may cause a severe or fatal reaction. The goal of this course is to provide laboratory personnel with the ability to recognize and define the ABO blood groups, and to describe the testing involved in their identification.
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program.
Tennessee Medical Laboratory Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners - Clinical Laboratory Personnel (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Blood Group History
Blood group background
Section 3: The ABO System
Section 4: Rare and Acquired Phenotypes
Testing for Antigens and Antibodies
Section 5: Clinical Vignette
Testing for Paternity
Section 6: Conclusion
Catherine Swift, MT(ASCP) is the clinical laboratory science editor for Relias Learning. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hastings College and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from North Colorado Medical Center. She has experience working in hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories, and research experience in microbiology as well as clinical research trials involving patients and various drug therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis and bone density at Creighton University School of Medicine. Disclosure: Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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