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Citation Information : Immunohematology. Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 12-17, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/immunohematology-2019-1032
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Published Online: 20-December-2020
Recent technological advances in the immobilization and drying of red cell monolayers for use in solid phase red cell adherence (SPRCA) assays have resulted in the development of reagent red cells for antibody screening and identification that are stable at room temperature. Panels consisting of twelve different RBC samples dried onto individual microplate wells were evaluated with 176 samples whose antibody specificities had previously been determined by conventional hemagglutination techniques. Identification tests performed with dried SPRCA panels proved to be more sensitive and less time consuming than hemagglutination tests. The red cell antigens of dried membranes were shown to be stable and reactive following storage for 120 days at room temperature.