Reagents, Immunohematology, Antibody Detection/Identification, Enhancement Media
Definition : Reagents that consist of substances that facilitate the antigen antibody reactions (i.e., enhancement media) that occur in antibody detection and identification immunohematologic assays. These reagents may potentiate the agglutination (end point) reactions, shorten the period of incubation, and/or change the electric charge of the red cells. Enhancement media include low ionic strength saline (LISS) media, polyethylene glycol (PEG), and several proteolytic enzymes.
Entry Terms : "Enhancement Media, Antibody Detection/Identification"
UMDC code : 19781