GLOSSARY Words & Terms

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AGGLUTINATION When Red Cells Clump together
ANTIBODIES  IgG  IgM

ANEMIA
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Aplastic, Hemolytic, Iron Deficiency, Pernicious
AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA
BONE MARROW BIOPSY (BMB)
Tests Blood Cell production
CBC
Complete Blood Count
COLD AGGLUTININ DISEASE Rare type of Hemolytic Anemia
COLD HEMAGGLUTININS  Cold Autoantibodies, Cold-Reacting Antibodies
CONVALESCENT SERUM
  Serum from someone that has recovered
COOMBS TEST
Checks for antibodies that attack Red Blood Cells
DAT BLOOD TEST – See COOMBS TEST
DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST See COOMBS TEST
ERYTHROPOIETIN Hormone that signals stems cells to produce RBC
HAMA TEST Human Anti-Murine (Mouse) Antibody Test
HEMAGGLUTININS Cold Hemagglutinins
HEMOLYSIS When Red Blood Cells prematurely die or are destroyed
HEMATOCRIT Ratio of RBC’s in Blood
HEMOGLOBIN the protein in Red Blood Cells that carry Oxygen
HAPTOGLOBIN (Hp) protein produced by the liver
IgG Antibodies Immunoglobulin G
IgM Antibodies Immunoglobulin M
IVIG  IVIG or IVIg is Intravenous Immunoglobulin 
NECROSIS
See Tissue Necrosis
PARVO B19
Virus
PLATELETS cells that aid in clotting
PRIMARY CAD (Unknown Cause)
PROCRIT INJECTIONS Stimulates/Increases Red Cell Production
RBC Red Blood Cell Count- Hemoglobin-Erythrocyte Count
RED BLOOD  CELLS
RITUXAN (Rituximab)
RITUXAN HYCELA 

RETIC or RETICULOCYTE COUNT Rate new Red Cells are Created
SECONDARY CAD (Associated with or caused by another condition)
SKIN TISSUE NECROSIS See Tissue Necrosis
SUTIMLIMAB
THERMAL APPLITUDE BLOOD TEST Checks for Agglutination at differing Temperatures
TISSUE NECROSIS
TITER  Ratio of Dilution
WARM AGGLUTININ DISEASE
WHITE BLOOD CELLS

 

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