blood typing problems

Agnieszka Szczepek aszczepe at GPU.SRV.UALBERTA.CA
Fri Feb 17 10:04:56 EST 1995

On 16 Feb 1995 dkatz at wrote:

> The students both typed out as B+, Rh+ with the lectins, but neither
> one had any B+ reaction from the antisera.  The Rh did show as +.
> Can anyone suggest what might have happened - yes, I am considering
> sending them to the hospital for typing there (if they still do it
> in our tiny town).
> DKatz at
The precipitation reaction happens only if there is an equilibrium 
between the antigen and the antibody. Maybe there was too few or too many 
red blood cells in the assay???

Agnieszka J. Szczepek
Dept. Experimental Oncology
#2307, CCI, 11560 University Avenue, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2, Canada
tel.:(403) 492-4722/ 492-5311  

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