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Overview Of Common Blood Group Systems

 Overview Of Common Blood Group Systems (9812-10) Get reacquainted with modern concepts on various blood group systems. Version Date: April 2010

Code 9812-10
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 15
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Express

Start Date: Upon registration
Completion: Up to 52 weeks
Delivery: PDF via email

Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the effects of the A, B, H genes that result in the production of A, B, H antigen
  • State the genotype of a Bombay Blood Group and explain the ineffective A/B gene interaction that occurs as a result of a Bombay phenotype.
  • State two methods for differentiating subgroup A1 from subgroup A2.
  • Describe the neutralization/inhibition test used to determine secretor status.
  • Describe the ABO blood grouping test including the principle, reagents, technique, and expected results.
  • List the 4 main causes of grouping errors (excluding technical errors) and give an example of each.
  • State the clinical significance of the ABO system.
  • State how the Lewis system differs from other blood group systems.
  • List the Rh antigens, using all three terminologies.
  • List the % distribution of the Rh antigens in the Caucasian population.
  • Describe Weak D and the G antigen
  • State the most probable genotype and its % distribution in the Caucasian population, when given the Rh antigens present on the red cell.
  • State the clinical significance of Rh antibodies.
  • Describe the antigens and the antibodies in the I Blood Group System, the P Blood Group System, MNSs Blood Group System, Kell Blood Group System, Duffy Blood Group System, Kidd Blood Group System, Lutheran Blood Group System
  • Describe the reactivity of pathological auto anti-I, harmless auto anti-I, anti-IH, anti-i

Author/Instructor: Eric Ching, ART, MT(ASCP)SBB
Version Date: April 2010