Divisions

Immunohematology

Immco’s Immunohematology refers to the detection and identification of antibodies to peripheral blood cells, in particular those reactive to blood platelets. Antibodies to foreign platelets (“alloantibodies”) may result from exposures through transfusions or pregnancies. Self-destructive platelet antibodies (“autoantibodies”) occur as a consequence of autoimmune disease. The antigenic targets of the alloantibodies are within both the HLA and human platelet antigen (HPA) families. Platelet autoantibodies tend to recognize biochemical variants of the HPA system. Immco Diagnostics offers comprehensive detection and identification of both.