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Arno

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    Scientist with more than 20 years of experiences in blood banks, transfusion centers, hospitals and national health authority. I believe we share a common passion for Immunohematology and for the moment I do work for a private company in Switzerland (involved in marketing, education, biological support).

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  1. Not that I am aware of. There are publications reporting an increase of DAT positive samples amongst Covid-19 patients. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7414594/ According to the authors, the eluate (IgG) reacts only with cells from Covid patients and this state is likely to be transient (related to hyperinflammation in these patients).
  2. I don't want to advertise any specific company but in this webinar available O-D (https://info.bio-rad.com/ww-IHD-transfusion-w6-registration-lp.html), various methods are discussed (pros/cons) on how to overcome the anti-CD38 interference. I thought it could be insteresting in the context of this thread.
  3. Sorry to hear this Malcolm. My most sincere condolences.
  4. Guidelines in Australia are pretty similar to the UK guidelines as far as I can see. https://anzsbt.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GuidelinesforTransfusionandImmunohaematologyLaboratoryPractice_1ed_Nov20_.pdf They require as well a second ABO typing.
  5. Hi! I do not know which gel card supplier you are using, but the one I “know” use 50ul of A1 and B cells with 25ul of plasma and an incubation at 37°C for 15 minutes. And all of this in an AHG gel card of course… having previously checked as well there is no additional antibody that could interfere (result from mother if available/antibody screening result). Hope it helps.
  6. I just answered this question. My Score PASS  
  7. I hereby forward you the link to the registration page => https://info.bio-rad.com/ww-IHD-transfusion-w-registration-lp2.html?WT.mc_id=201015029401 You'll see that if cannot make it for the live session (due to time difference), the recording will be made available about 1 hour after the live session using the same link that will be sent to you by email and you will have the opportunity to watch it at any time (and an unlimited number of times...).
  8. In this context (post transfusion with DAT pos, screening neg), would be worth running/trying an elution?
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