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Case Study B7 - DAT Results - Answer (Question 6)
 

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Case Study B7 - DAT Results - Answer (Question 6)

The transfused donor RBC in the DAT are likely agglutinating because:

  • they are positive for the corresponding antigen to the patient's antibody and therefore
  • are sensitized with the patient's antibody and
  • the antiglobulin serum is forming cross-bridges, causing agglutination.

The pretransfusion DAT (test of patient rbc alone) was negative.

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