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.