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ABO Type&Screen, does "negative" antibodies mean NO antibodies at all or no UNexpected antibodies for the reported blood type?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
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In brief: No unexpected ones

It means no antibodies against the red cells of the cross match.
E.g., if you have type A blood, you would have anti-B antibodies as a matter of course. The potential donor blood is type A, but you also have no antibodies against any of the other antigens (outside of ABO system) which mY be found on red blood cells.

In brief: No unexpected ones

It means no antibodies against the red cells of the cross match.
E.g., if you have type A blood, you would have anti-B antibodies as a matter of course. The potential donor blood is type A, but you also have no antibodies against any of the other antigens (outside of ABO system) which mY be found on red blood cells.
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