autoagglutinin


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autoagglutinin

[¦ȯd·ō·ə′glüt·ən·ən]
(immunology)
An antibody in an individual's blood serum that causes agglutination of his own erythrocytes.
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8] Auto control test is useful in differentiating warm autoagglutinins and clinically significant alloantibodies if there is unexpected antibody in serum grouping.
26) Since using cold reagents and washes (0[degrees]C-4[degrees]C) may evoke clinically insignificant cold autoantibodies, it is useful to run these tests with a 10% albumin negative control, in parallel, to exclude these cold autoagglutinins as a potential source of a clinically insignificant positive DAT result.