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    I am obsessed with actions going on red cell surface
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    BloodBankTalk: Allergic Reaction

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    Interview question: Hb7.1 or Hb 6.9

    are you allow to average it?
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    High MCHC

    What is the diagnostics? Is there any indication of hemolytic anemia or abnormality in manual differential (if performed)?
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    UK qualification and experience in USA

    I dont think you need special state licenses for these states. CLIA (Clinical laboratory improvement amendment) defines most tests performed in hematology and immunohematology as moderate to high complexity testing, therefore needs specific education/experiences or accreditation. The easiest way to achieve it is to challenge accreditation exams conducted by ASCP (american society for clinical laboratory science). I have the link to their website below. You can go ahead and make an account free of charge and start looking through education/experience requirements and paperworks needed to challenges the exams. As you have 17 years of prior experience, recommend you to look into BB(work in blood bank), MLS (can work in every area of the lab except for cytology), H (can work in hematology)which are technoligist licenses. Also, specialized licenses SBB (specialist in blood bank, which majority of blood bank lab leadership personnel are certified for) or SH (specialist in hematology, which majority of hematology lab leaderships are certified for). https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification/get-credentialed Please do not hesitate to ask us questions here. We are all here to help you with your transition.
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    This is an interesting thought. Chelating agents may or may not be the cause. The sources of plasma that I have worked with in this case are EDTA as well. It will be an interesting experiment to see if the serum and plasma from the same donors reacted the say way after being stored for a period of time.
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    Billing for autologous frozen blood

    I would love to have a national system where all transfusion/transplant patients are treated equally regardless of their genetic basis, here, in the US. Unfortunately here in the States, blood is often times is looked as a commodity and treated as such, as well as the services that goes with it. I do not even want to start talking about how deficient our healthcare system is.
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    Prewarm panel/screen

    we charge pre-warm tests as a screen or panel (depending on which one is performed)
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    UK qualification and experience in USA

    It varies by the State that you are moving to. Majority of the US lab requires an ASCP certification at a minimum. May I ask which state you are moving to?
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    Billing for autologous frozen blood

    Here is a scenario regarding autologous donation for patients with antibodies to high incidence antigens for blood center. Upon freezing, procedure code CPT-86932 is billed for freezing and thawing preparation When the product is used, product code P9039(deglyc) or P9054(frozen+washed) is billed for freezing and deglycerolization. At this point, does 96932 needed to be refunded, since this autologous donor has already been billed for freezing procedure code?
  14. Whats boring is American quality control departments? Cannot do anything without running into red tapes. :~
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    IgG or IgM?

    Here are my questions regarding this case. 1) Is it acceptable to assume an antibody predominantly IgM if reactive at room temperature, without using DTT or flow cytometry to confirm it? If there are enough IgG, it may agglutinate at room temperature as well. 2) We often time see problems in ABO plasma type due to anti-c and anti-e. We never questioned whether it is IgM or IgG since they are predominantly IgG in nature. Are we going to be "reinventing the wheel" if we DTT treat an antibody that is known to be predominantly IgG.

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