4] Nonstandard abbreviations: RI, reference interval; AIHA
, autoimmune hemolytic anemia; ICP-MS, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
If patient RBCs are only reacting with anti-C3 AHG, it typically signifies a cold reacting IgM class AIHA
, a drug-induced hemolytic anemia, or PCH.
Further classification separates AIHA
into those with 1) cold-active antibodies (CAA), 2) mixed CAA and WAA, and 3) WAA, (1,2) CAA (usually IgM antibodies against red blood cell [RBC] I antigen, rarely IgG, IgA antibodies, or mixed IgM-IgG antibodies seen in infectious mononucleosis) increase titers and RBC binding as temperatures approach 0[degrees]C.
reported that most patients receive steroids as a primary treatment for AIHA
and that the majority of cases do not respond (1).
accreditation applies to the analysis of mold and bacteria in their San Diego laboratory and follows the accreditation of their Northern California laboratory making EMLab the only microbiology lab in North America to hold two AIHA
EMLAP accreditations in fungal and bacterial analyses.
Our objective for this first Foundation-sponsored webinar is to make a clarion call for the rapid and definitive diagnosis of AIHA
when suspicions of AIHA
The drug was generally well tolerated; most children with AIHA
or AITP remained disease-free.
Conclusions: Primary AIHA
in pediatric patients generally has an acute onset and good response to corticosteroids.
EMLab P&K's Florida environmental lab is accredited by AIHA
, NVLAP, Colorado State ELAP, Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), Louisiana ELAP (LELAP), Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR), and West Virginia Bureau for Public Health (BPH).
Based on consensus by the expert panel, IVIG may be considered among the options for treatment of severe life-threatening AIHA
These clinics have been rated by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA
) as a Top-10 Professional Development Course (three-hour version) in three out of the last four years conducted, as well as twice rated number one out of over 80 courses taught each year by AIHA
In 2011, Heidel received the Federal Service Excellence Award and the AIHA
President's Award for accomplishments related to PtD.