Case Report: Unusual Antibody Anti-Jka

This is a rare anti-Jka that only reacts with polyspecific AHG and only in Jka+ homozygous reagent cells. In the past three decades in the Middle East, I have only seen three of these.

Almost all anti-Jka and anti-Jkb antibodies in my experience can be detected using monospecific, gamma-heavy-chain AHG reagents (I personally prefer this latter reagent to avoid cold antibody interference.)

If you have a nonspecific antibody, never discount this possibility and then run polyspecific reagents and check for dosage. I also recommend extended antigen typing (e.g. Diamed/Biorad Profile Cards 1-2-3).