Column screen 123
These red blood cells can be used for antibody detection in column agglutination systems. The principle of the test is the column agglutination technique, which is based on antigen/antibody reaction. The cells can be used in several column agglutination techniques like Ortho and Diamed to screen and/or identify sera for the presence of red cell antibodies.
The Column screen 123 consists of 10 ml vials. The Column panel 16 consists of 3 ml vials. The cells are suspended in a special preservation medium. All cell suspensions are derived from individual donors possessing blood group O. The red blood cell suspensions (0.8%) used in this screening panel have been selected so as to ensure optimal antigen distribution for the detection of clinically significant red cell antibodies.
A donor positive for Cw-antigen is always present. The fact that the donors used in this panel are often homozygous for the genes controlling the antigens present on their red cells renders screening panel 123 suitable for use in type and screen procedures.
Column Screen 123 always contains Bga-, Bgb- and Bgc negative donors.