TraQ Program of the BC PBCO

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Case Study B3 - Answer (Question 4)

What can cause mixed-field agglutination?

There are multiple causes of mixed-field agglutination. They include:

  • blood transfusion
  • bone marrow transplantation
  • weak subgroups of A such as A3
  • polyagglutination due to T activation
  • altered expression of antigens due to disease (e.g., weakened A phenomenon)
  • anti-Lua
  • anti-Sda
  • twin chimerism (very rare)
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