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Polybrene technique for red cell antibody screening using microplates.
  1. J A Lown,
  2. J G Ivey
  1. Department of Haematology, Royal Perth Hospital, Western Australia.


    The manual polybrene technique was adapted as a microplate test for antibody screening to determine its sensitivity and specificity and compared with conventional tube testing using various antibodies and serologically inert sera. Equivalent results were obtained for both techniques and it is concluded that this adaptation of the polybrene technique is useful in pretransfusion testing.

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