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Citation Information : Immunohematology. Volume 30, Issue 4, Pages 158-160, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/immunohematology-2019-113
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Published Online: 01-December-2019
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) was described in 1987 as a new technique for immunohematology testing. The original paper described its use in detection and identification of weakly reactive antibodies. PEG is used as an additive to enhance reactivity and to reduce incubation time when testing for unexpected antibodies. PEG can be used as an alternative to low-ionicstrength saline and whenever weak reactions are encountered.