Which lab studies are performed in the workup of acute hemolytic transfusion reactions?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FACP, FCAP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In acute hemolytic reactions, [43] the workup includes the following:

  • Visual inspection of the recipient's plasma and urine

  • Retyping of donor and recipient red blood cells (RBCs)

  • Direct antiglobulin (Coombs) testing


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