Turkey versus guinea pig red blood cells: Hemagglutination differences alter hemagglutination inhibition responses against influenza A/H1N1

Inna G. Ovsyannikova, Sarah J. White, Randy A. Albrecht, Adolfo García-Sastre, Gregory A. Poland

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For influenza hemagglutination inhibition (HAI) assays, species selection of red blood cells (RBCs) is critical to determine antibody titers to influenza viruses reliably. We compared pandemic influenza virus A/H1N1 (pdH1N1) HAI titers using turkey or guinea pig RBCs. Turkey RBCs appear to be the more appropriate species choice for influenza A/pH1N1 HAI assays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-178
Number of pages5
JournalViral Immunology
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Virology

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