HLA-testing and laboratory medicine

Nicholas R. DiPaola, Jr., Reinhold Munker, Kerry Atkinson

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Histocompatibility typing HLA-matching or compatibility is the major condition for standard allogeneic transplantation. HLA-testing is generally done on PB leukocytes or lymphocytes. By definition, HLA-matching implies identity at class I and II loci. Recently, most transplant centers switched from serological testing to molecular testing, which offers a higher degree of definition for unrelated transplants. There are four possible scenarios for allogeneic transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe BMT Data Book
Subtitle of host publicationIncluding Cellular Therapy
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781139519205
ISBN (Print)9781107617551
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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