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Identification of Polyagglutinable Antigen Type Using Lectins

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Polyagglutinable red blood cells contain an inherited or acquired antigen that reacts with antibodies present in the serum of most adults. These cells may be difficult to antigen type if human antisera is used, and can cause problems when crossmatching blood for transfusion. The antigen involved can be identified by testing the polyagglutinable cells against plant lectins.

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