EVALUATION OF AN AUTOMATED METHOD FOR BLOOD GROUPING IN THE MILITARY SERVICE--A SYSTEM ANALYSIS
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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The study was designed to evaluate an automated system of blood grouping and apply it to the identification of blood types of newly inducted recruits in accordance with provisions of AR 40-3. Its purpose was to extend information on the accuracy of the system, and its reliability. It was also designed to assess the cost--both in supplies and personnel. An 8-channel AutoAnalyzer was employed with both standard and experimental antisera. The results were analyzed in accordance with the objectives. The results indicate that the system is highly reliable, being virtually error-free, provided an appropriate sample is obtained for analysis. It is believed that the employment of this system will provide the US Army with a highly reliable, practical method for implementing the requirements of AR 40-3. The system appears clearly to be more cost-effective than one utilizing manual methods alone.
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