Turkey versus guinea pig red blood cells: hemagglutination differences alter hemagglutination inhibition responses against influenza A/H1N1.

@article{Ovsyannikova2014TurkeyVG,
  title={Turkey versus guinea pig red blood cells: hemagglutination differences alter hemagglutination inhibition responses against influenza A/H1N1.},
  author={Inna G. Ovsyannikova and Sarah E White and Randy A Albrecht and Adolfo Garc{\'i}a-Sastre and Gregory A. Poland},
  journal={Viral immunology},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={174-8}
}
For influenza hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) assays, species selection of red blood cells (RBCs) is critical to determine antibody titers to influenza viruses reliably. We compared pandemic influenza virus A/H1N1 (pdH1N1) HAI titers using turkey or guinea pig RBCs. Turkey RBCs appear to be the more appropriate species choice for influenza A/pH1N1 HAI… CONTINUE READING