This interactive session provides a practical approach to understand and evaluate blood group genotyping from the perspective of a genotyper, an immunohematology serologist and a transfusion medicine clinician. Common red cell genomics terminology, concepts, and applications will be discussed to improve the participant’s ability to interpret red cell genotyping reports. The session will equip practitioners with knowledge to understand how to utilize genotyping as a powerful tool to assist in the provision of transfusion support to a patient. Important test limitations of serology and genotyping will be explained. Case studies from red cell serology, to DNA testing, to the clinical relevance will be presented to expand and enhance the knowledge of the serologist and physician to improve patient care.
Explain the basic concepts and nomenclature in blood group genetics
Describe methods utilized in blood group genotyping and identify differences of blood group antigens based on blood group genotyping
Apply blood group genotyping to clinical situations