One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[with object]often as noun crossmatching
Test the compatibility of (a donor's and a recipient's blood or tissue).
- ‘The transfusion facility chose to crossmatch and transfuse type O red cells.’
- ‘Our transfusion medicine service performed all recipient blood typing and screening for irregular antibodies using the saline and tube technique for ABO typing and immediate spin crossmatching.’
- ‘This is relevant for junior medical staff taking samples for blood grouping and crossmatching.’
- ‘The patient's blood is grouped and crossmatched.’
- ‘The physician orders a unit of red blood cells to be crossmatched for a transfusion later that day.’
An instance of crossmatching.
- ‘This crossmatch was compatible and the unit was allocated for possible exchange transfusion for the twins.’
- ‘Blood type and screen or crossmatch may be ordered by the surgeon.’
- ‘Since the crossmatch uses the patient's serum, which may lack potency, donors who are weakly positive for the antigen may be mistakenly called compatible.’
- ‘Repeated pretransfusion and posttransfusion crossmatches were also performed.’
- ‘The patient was transfused following a biologic crossmatch in an attempt to maintain hemoglobin and hematocrit levels.’
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