EVALUATION OF AUTOMATED MULTI-CHANNEL BLOOD GROUPING APPARATUS. II. COMPARISON WITH MANUAL AND DRIED REAGENT METHODS.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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Blood grouping systems of several types were evaluated for accuracy and efficiency. The use of a manual tube test performed by standard blood banking methods was used on the split samples as a control and a difference in the result recorded as a discrepancy of the test system. These test systems consisted of a slide method testing only A-B-O groups, a dried reagent card, and an automated system. Compared to the simple slide method, the manual dried reagent card appeared more satisfactory in accuracy and ease of operation, as well as having the additional value of testing the Rh system. The automated system was highly reproducible and had the lowest level of discrepancy and appeared a useful method for mass identification. Author
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