cross matching


cross matching
noun
Etymology: cross (III)
: the testing of the compatibility of the bloods of transfusion donor and recipient by mixing the serum of each with the red cells of the other to determine the absence of agglutinative reactions

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Med.
the testing for compatibility of a donor's and a recipient's blood prior to transfusion, in which serum of each is mixed with red blood cells of the other and observed for hemagglutination.
Also, crossmatch /kraws"mach', kros"-/.
[1935-40]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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