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Evaluation of a tanned red cell technique for thyroid microsomal antibodies
  1. T. Bird,
  2. J. Stephenson
  1. Department of Haematology, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne


    A haemagglutination test for thyroid microsomal (cytoplasmic) antibodies, using formolized tanned sheep red cells, is described and evaluated. The technique is essentially similar to the thyroglobulin tanned red cell test. It has been shown to be more sensitive and easier to use than the complement-fixation test. A combined screening test to detect both thyroglobulin and microsomal antibodies is described.

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