Bovine Albumin is primarily used to enhance the reactivity of blood grouping antibodies, either in direct agglutination tests or indirect anti-globulin test which can be qualitatively used in antibody detection, identification, titration and control of Rh typing.
Bovine albumin is frequently used as a control for Rh typing. Every blood specimen tested by the slide, stick or modified tube method should be controlled by testing simultaneously with a medium such as Bovine Albumin. Since cells coated with an auto-agglutinin or suspended in serum having a protein abnormality may give a false positive result in Rh typing.
Bovine Albumin is stable at 2-8°C for 24 months.