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What does Lui stand for? (Freeze-thaw elution)


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Hello, I'm from the Netherlands and my coworkers always references a freeze-thaw elution as lui eluate. But the thing is, no one has a clue what it stands for.

We use the Lui (freeze-thaw) elution technique for diagnostics in AB0 incompatibility with mother/child.

Could someone explain what "Lui" stands for? Is it a name? Is it an abbreviation?

Thank you in advance.

Roman

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In this paper from 1985, "The Lui elution technique A simple and efficient method for eluting ABO antibodies c. s. FENG, K. c. KIRKLEY, c. A. EICHER, AND D. s. DE JONGH, TRANSFUSION 1985; 25:433-434.", the authors thank A. Lui. MT(ASCP)SBB, who introduced this technique to them. Therefore, I believe Lui is the name of the MT who invented this elution method. 

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I specifically remember doing the Lui freeze -thaw on DAT + ABO incompatible cords samples in 81' at the Blood Bank in Bethesda MD so possibly the name and method predated the article.   

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