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A 66-year-old man is scheduled for an elective hip replacement surgery. A preadmission test sample (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid [EDTA] anticoagulant) is submitted to the blood bank for type and screen along with an order for two units of red blood cells (RBCs). No transfusion history is provided.
KeywordsAnti-A1 lectin Anti-I antibody Anti-IH antibody Anti-K antibody Cold autoantibody Dolichos biflorus Kell blood group
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