GLOSSARY Words & Terms

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AGGLUTINATION  Red Cells Clump together and burst/die
ANTIBODIES  IgG  IgM

ANEMIA
  –
Aplastic, Hemolytic, Iron Deficiency, Pernicious
AUTOIMMUNE HEMOLYTIC ANEMIA
BAIR HUGGER
Surgery Warming Blankets, Gowns, etc
BILIRUBIN
BONE MARROW BIOPSY (BMB)
Tests Blood Cell production
BORTEZOMIB
Treatment Pharmaceutical
CAMPYLOBACTER  Infection
Campylobacteriosis
CAD
Cold Agglutinin Disease
CAD (Primary)
CAD (Secondary) or CAS
CAD verses CAS
Cold Agglutinin Disease v Cold Agglutinin Syndrome
CAS
Cold Agglutinin Syndrome
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
COVID  Covid 19
DAT BLOOD TEST – See COOMBS TEST
DIRECT ANTIGLOBULIN TEST See COOMBS TEST
ELECTROPHORESIS
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
IgA Antibodies Immunoglobulin A
IgG Antibodies Immunoglobulin G
IgM Antibodies Immunoglobulin M
IMBRUVICA® ibrutinib Treatment for Lymphoma and Waldenstrom’s 
IVIG  IVIG or IVIg is Intravenous Immunoglobulin
“KEEP IT WARM” Technique  A CAD blood draw and testing method
LYMPHOCYTES White Blood Cells
NECROSIS
See Tissue Necrosis
PARVO B19
Virus
PLATELETS cells that aid in clotting
PRIMARY CAD (Unknown Cause)
PROCRIT INJECTIONS Stimulates/Increases Red Cell Production
RAYNAUD’s DISEASE Not the same as Cold Agglutinin Disease
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  Agglutination differing Temperatures
THROMBOCYTOPENIA Low Platelet Count
THYMUS
TISSUE NECROSIS
TITER  Ratio of Dilution
VELCADE
Treatment Pharmaceutical
WALDENSTROM’S MACROGLOBULINEMIA 
Cancer – too many white cells
WARM AGGLUTININ DISEASE
WHITE BLOOD CELLS

 

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