Automation in the blood transfusion laboratory. 3. Use of the autoanalyzer in a prenatal consultation program.

Abstract

A Technicon AutoAnalyzer hemagglutination system was used to test sera from 1388 prenatal patients. This automated approach to antibody screening was slightly more successful than careful hand tests. Estimates of anti-D concentration on the AutoAnalyzer correlated well with antiglobulin titres and compared favourably with hand titres in indicating those cases requiring examination of amniotic fluid. Once other large-scale studies establish what levels of anti-D are clinically significant, apparatus of the type described should be of considerable practical value in routine prenatal work.

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@article{Moore1970AutomationIT, title={Automation in the blood transfusion laboratory. 3. Use of the autoanalyzer in a prenatal consultation program.}, author={Blake P. Moore and Richard B. Roy}, journal={Canadian Medical Association journal}, year={1970}, volume={103 7}, pages={737-40} }