AABB Audioconference Schedule
Immunohematology Boot Camp: Rh (Wed., 7/18/18)
Christine Lomas-Francis, MSc, FIBMS, Technical Director, New York Blood Center, New York, NY;
Sunitha Vege, MS, Manager, Genomics Laboratory, New York Blood Center, New York Blood Center, New York, NY
- Review the molecular basis of Rh antigen expression.
- Outline RH variant and silencing alleles that are associated with unexpected findings.
- Discuss the application of molecular and serologic testing for the resolution of complex Rh antibody investigations.
Fifty-five antigens, including several that are partial, currently make up the clinically significant and complex Rh blood group system. This program will review the molecular basis of Rh antigen expression and variant alleles. Case studies will include the investigation of challenging Rh variants, Rh antibodies, and discrepancy resolution.