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Development and Evaluation of the Reader for Blood Typing using Column Agglutination Method

원주응집법을 이용한 혈액형 검사 판독기의 개발 및 평가

  • 김진 (한림대학교 정보전자공과대학 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 전우람 (한림대학교 정보전자공과대학 컴퓨터공학과) ;
  • 박승우 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 신경외과) ;
  • 이창률 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 진단검사의학교실) ;
  • 이다현 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 진단검사의학교실) ;
  • 최인택 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 진단검사의학교실) ;
  • 김주연 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 진단검사의학교실) ;
  • 서인범 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 진단검사의학교실)
  • Received : 2014.02.10
  • Accepted : 2014.02.27
  • Published : 2014.03.28

Abstract

Accurate blood typing tests are essential for safe blood transfusion. Recently many automated test equipments have been introduced to reduce errors and increase the efficiency of the test. However, those equipments being high in price, it is difficult to introduce automated test equipment for every hospital. In this study, we developed a reader for blood typing using column agglutination test. In the process, the results, read out by the image processing, are stored and reaffirmed. To evaluate the reader, 148 samples for ABO and RhD blood typing tests and 154 samples for unexpected antibody test were used. The positive and negative intensity of the reading and the reading of the reaction were 100% in agreement with the result of traditional manual method. If additional verification is completed, this reader can be efficiently and economically used in small-and medium-sized hospitals.

Keywords

Blood Type;Column Agglutination;Reader;Unexpected Antibody

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