ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Vitamin D supplements, sleep could help manage pain

Bacopa: The Herb That May Increase Your Brain Power

Lilac Oil: More Than Just for Fragrance

Eat More Yogurt and Avoid Osteoporosis

Safflower: An Economically Important Herb That Can Benefit Humans and Animals Alike

What Is Bilberry Good For?

Coffee, herbal tea may help prevent liver fibrosis

Crafty Uses for Carrot Seed Oil

Resveratrol Improves Arteries

Higher omega 3 levels linked to improved brain blood flow

 
Print Page
Email Article

Method that extends blood group typing from basic few to all 29 seen improving transfusion matches & outcomes

  [ 66 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • July 14, 2010


If we thought variations on types A,B, and O are the whole story in blood matching – we were wrong.

French scientists have developed a blood typing method they predict will enable more blood banks to adopt so-called "extended blood group typing" - which increases transfusion safety by better matching donors and recipients.

Their report on a new, automated genetic method for determining a broader range of blood types ("Robust, High-Throughput Solution for Blood Group Genotyping") was published in the July 15 issue of Analytical Chemistry, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

Christophe Marquette, PhD, and colleagues at University of Lyon explain that most blood banks still use a century-old approach to blood typing. It identifies blood group antigens on red blood cells - proteins that must match in donor and recipient to avoid potentially serious transfusion reactions [see American Red Cross blood type chart].

Most blood currently is typed for only a few of the 29 known human blood groups, even though some rare blood groups can affect the outcome of a transfusion.

While commercial technology has existed for extended typing with DNA tests, it has been expensive, difficult to use, and suited more for research labs than high-volume blood centers, the researchers explain. To gain wide adoption, extended blood group typing requires a test that can handle the high volume of blood processed each year - 14 million donations in the United States, for instance, and 20 million in Europe.

The article describes how the team evaluated a new more affordable method - dubbed the HiFi Blood 96 - which types blood with DNA testing in a high-speed automated procedure.

Tests on 293 human blood samples demonstrated the performance and reliability of the new method. The report compares HiFi Blood 96 to existing commercial tests, and discusses improvements that are underway.

Source: American Chemical Society press release, Jul 14, 2010




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient Astaxanthin - A Little-Known but Power-Packed Nutrient
Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root Block food Cravings At Their Molecular Root
Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More Natural Bladder Control, Go Less and Live More

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map