Glossary

A List of Commonly Used Terms in Blood Banking

Panagglutinin

An antibody that reacts against all reagent cells in an antibody panel, rather than against one or more specific cells. Panagglutinins are most commonly autoantibodies, but may also be alloantibodies targeted against high-frequency red cell antigens (antigens present on just about everyone else’s RBCs). The autocontrol can assist in this distinction.

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