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  1. Is it possible that a sample was drawn in a different tube/additive then poured into the pink top?
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  2. Absolutely!
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    Confused about dosage

    From the My Two Cents Dept... I would just point out that it is important that people doing testing understand what and why they are doing what they are doing. I guess this goes without saying. I am not a fan of throwing computer AI at problems when staff have trouble understanding what it is they are doing. I get it that with staff shortages and what not, that generalists have a lot of hats to wear, but a computer algorithm should never be a substitute for appropriate education and regular, effective performance evaluation. Scott
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  4. Just to add a bit to what David has already explained. I tend to think of dosage as relating to the amount of antigens present on the RBCs that you are using to ID the patient's antibody, and if the reagent RBC has lots of antigens of the type in question, then the reaction will be stronger. This is really important for a patient whose antibodies are just developing--you want to use a reagent RBC with the strongest expression possible, and these are the homozygous cells. For example, at our hospital, we use the 3 by 3 method for antibody ID (for each type of significant antibody, if the
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