Definition of crossmatch in English:

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crossmatch

Pronunciation: /krɒsˈmatʃ/
Medicine

verb

[with object]
Test the compatibility of (a donor’s and a recipient’s blood or tissue): (as noun crossmatching) after careful crossmatching, blood was administered over a period of 10 to 15 minutes
More example sentences
  • The physician orders a unit of red blood cells to be crossmatched for a transfusion later that day.
  • This is relevant for junior medical staff taking samples for blood grouping and crossmatching.
  • The patient's blood is grouped and crossmatched.

noun

An instance of crossmatching.
Example sentences
  • The patient was transfused following a biologic crossmatch in an attempt to maintain hemoglobin and hematocrit levels.
  • 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.

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