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RBC Antibody Identification

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Also known as: Alloantibody Identification; Antibody ID, RBC; RBC Ab ID
Formal name: Red Blood Cell Antibody Identification
Related tests: Direct Antiglobulin Test; RBC Antibody Screen; Blood Typing; Type and Screen; Crossmatch

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Sources Used in Current Review

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