Blood transfusion-acquired hemoglobin C: A case report and review of the literature

Adrian A. Suarez, Jacek M. Polski, Brenda J. Grossman, Marilyn F.M. Johnston

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Abstract

Unexpected and confusing laboratory test results can occur if a blood sample is inadvertently collected following a blood transfusion. A potential for transfusion-acquired hemoglobinopathy exists because heterozygous individuals show no significant abnormalities during the blood donor screening process. Such spurious results are infrequently reported in the medical literature. We report a case of hemoglobin C passively transferred during a red blood cell transfusion. The proper interpretation in our case was assisted by calculations comparing expected hemoglobin C concentration with the measured value. A review of the literature on transfusion-related preanalytic errors is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-643
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume123
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 13 1999
Externally publishedYes

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