Higher Education

Immunohematology for Medical Laboratory Technicians, 1st Edition

  • Sheryl Whitlock Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA
  • ISBN-10: 1435440331  |  ISBN-13: 9781435440333
  • 288 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00
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IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY FOR MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS is a text appropriate for all levels of laboratory science programs. Each chapter is structured to provide detailed technical information interspersed with critical thinking activities, web activities, case studies, sample procedures, and review questions. Students will have the opportunity to complement readings with activities that match his/her learning style. Basic concepts are covered in the early chapters and application in later chapters. Concepts of Immunohematology are comprehensively prepared, along with some review of appropriate support topics, such as immunology, components of blood, and anticoagulants. Clinical applications and problem solving are incorporated in the text as appropriate.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Introduction to Immunohematology.
Chapter 1: Basic Immunology.
Chapter 2: Reagents and Methods used for Immunohematology Testing.
Chapter 3:Quality Control and Quality Assurance in the Blood Bank (NOTE: This will be an overview, components of Quality Control and Quality Assurance will be incorporated into the text, as appropriate).
Unit 2: Blood Group Systems.
Chapter 4: Genetics and Inheritance of Blood Group System Antigens.
Chapter 5: ABO and H Blood Group Systems.
Chapter 6: Rh Blood Group System.
Chapter 7: Other Blood Group Systems.
Unit 3: Patient Pre-Transfusion Testing.
Chapter 8: Antibody Screening and Antibody Identification.
Chapter 9: Compatibility Testing.
Unit 4: Blood Components and Their Administration.
Chapter 10: Donor Criteria and Blood Collection.
Chapter 11: Processing Blood Components.
Chapter 12: Adverse Reactions to Transfusion.
Unit 5: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn, Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Miscellaneous Conditions Requiring Transfusion Therapy.
Chapter 13: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 143544034X | ISBN-13: 9781435440340)

The instructor’s manual to accompany Immunohematolgy for Medical Laboratory Technicians includes answers to the case studies and review questions. The author provided a midterm and final examination as well as additional review activities. Sample worksheets for laboratory activities are included for use in conjunction with the technical procedures presented in the text.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sheryl Whitlock

Sheryl Whitlock obtained her BSMT from University of Delaware, followed by Clinical Rotation at University of Iowa, and then an MA from Beaver College in Glenside, PA. Additional education includes a master of arts in education from Arcadia University. Whitlock’s career began with the Medical Technology Program Faculty at Rolling Hill Hospital in Elkins Park, PA. She then transferred to Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA, where she worked as a Faculty Member of the Medical Laboratory Technician Program. Sheryl returned to the University of Delaware in 1998, this time assuming the position of Laboratory Coordinator of Student Health Services. Sheryl has more than 30 years of work experience in all areas of laboratory medicine and as an educator for both clinical laboratory science and clinical laboratory technology programs.