Bedside cards for identity proof
Ready-to-use twin-cards Serafol® ABO+D are used for an identity check immediately prior to a blood transfusion (bedside test). The test is the confirmation of earlier ABO and D blood typing of the recipient and ensures the compatibility of blood types of the recipient and the blood to be transfused. Thus, possible mismatches can be detected. Cards are coated with dried monoclonal reagents. The test principle is a hemagglutination test for the detection of the respective red cell antigens. ABO blood types and the rhesus characteristic D are defined by the presence or absence of the antigens A, B. and D on red cells. If such antigens are present on the red cells, they will be agglutinated by the corresponding antibodies (positive reaction).