Accession Number : AD0715700

Title :   Saliva Agglutinins and Automated Methods for Universal Donor Screening.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. , Jr. ; Kaplan,Harold S. ; Shields,Charles E. ; Conte,Nicholas F. ; Craycroft,Mary Jessie

Report Date : 24 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The objective of the research was to determine the feasibility of automating serum and saliva agglutinins as an additional parameter for group O universal donor screening. The AutoAnalyzer system was employed to automate serum and saliva antibodies. Isoagglutinins A and B, immune A and B antibodies, hemolysins A and B and saliva agglutinins can be screened and quantitated in the AutoAnalyzer. Further experience and evaluation under way is directed toward a better serologic definition of the safe group O universal donor used for A, B, and AB recipients during periods of military exigency and mass casualty situations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AGGLUTININS, SALIVA), (*BLOOD GROUPS, SERODIAGNOSIS), BLOOD SERUM, ANTIGENS + ANTIBODIES, BLOOD, TEST METHODS, AUTOMATION, ANALYSIS, IMMUNOLOGY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE