Indian Journal of Medical Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 143  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 633--635

Frequency of Mia antigen: A pilot study among blood donors


Raj Nath Makroo, Aakanksha Bhatia, Mohit Chowdhry, NL Rosamma, Prashant Karna 
 Department of Transfusion Medicine, Molecular Biology & Transplant Immunology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr Raj Nath Makroo
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Molecular Biology & Transplant Immunology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110 076
India

The Miltenberger (Mi) classes represent a group of phenotypes for red cells that carry low frequency antigens associated with the MNSs blood group system. This pilot study was aimed at determining the Mia antigen positivity in the blood donor population in a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, India. The study was performed between June to August 2014 on eligible blood donors willing to participate. Antigen typing was performed using monoclonal anti-Mia antiserum by tube technique. Only one of the 1000 blood donors (0.1%) tested was found to be Mia antigen positive. the Mia antigen can, therefore, be considered as being rare in the Indian blood donor population.


How to cite this article:
Makroo RN, Bhatia A, Chowdhry M, Rosamma N L, Karna P. Frequency of Mia antigen: A pilot study among blood donors.Indian J Med Res 2016;143:633-635


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Makroo RN, Bhatia A, Chowdhry M, Rosamma N L, Karna P. Frequency of Mia antigen: A pilot study among blood donors. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 22 ];143:633-635
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