1990 Volume 36 Issue 4 Pages 545-548
In order to promote rationalization and economization of blood transfusion test, the utility of automated laboratory workstation Biomek 1000 for blood grouping, irregular antibody screening, hepatitis B antigen and antibody screening, etc. of patients' specimens was compared with manual operation. Processing was much faster with Biomek 1000 than that with manual operation in each test. The volume of reagent used with Biomek 1000 was smaller that that with manual operation at blood grouping and antibody screening. The results with both procedures were correlated well in each experiment. Then, Biomek 1000 is very useful with respect to rationalization and economization of blood transfusion test and protection of laboratory staff against infectious diseases.