What is needed to perform serologic crossmatching?

Updated: Jan 22, 2019
  • Author: Ashok Tholpady, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Jun Teruya, MD, DSc, FCAP  more...
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To perform the serologic crossmatch, two samples must be collected, as follows:

  • Donor red blood cells (RBCs) from a "segment of tubing originally attached to the blood unit container" [3]

  • The patient's plasma or serum


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