Immunohematology Boot Camp Series: Titer Method & Clinical Application

Please note: AABB reserves the right to make updates to this program.

Live Program Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - On-Demand Available

Master Program Number: 19EL-484 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Hospital Blood Banks, Immunohematology Reference Labs (IRL’s), Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Directors, Resident/Fellow, Technologists
Teaching Level: Basic to Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Geoffrey Wool, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Coagulation laboratory, Attending, Transfusion medicine/apheresis service, University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Speaker: Shiu-Ki Rocky Hui, MD, Assistant Professor for Clinical Pathology and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Director of Blood Bank of Pavilion for Women, Associate Director of Division of Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify uses of antibody titration.
  • Choose titration techniques that best match the clinical indication.
  • Choose the proper antibody titration technique/proper cells and interpret challenging cases.
  • Discuss the limitation to testing titer in OB setting.

Program Description

Antibody titrations can be helpful in-patient management in the setting of pregnancy, hematopoietic transplant, solid organ transplant, and in the work-up of complex antibody cases. Antibody titration technique can vary. The speaker will discuss various titer techniques and their applications, provide more in-depth discussion of titer application in the prenatal setting and provide case studies.

Registration

   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register19EL-484-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register19EL-484-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 1 continuing education credits/contact hours for Physicians, General Participation, California Nurse, California Lab Personnel and Florida Lab Personnel. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Hui serves as Associate Medical Director for Division of Transfusion Medicine and Coagulation and Medical Director of Pavilion for Women Blood Bank.