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What is hla-typing or "tissue typing?" what is tissue crossmatch?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
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In brief: Donor-Recipient

These are all methods of determining compatibility between donor and recipient with organ and tissue transplants.
Everyone has certain protein and carbohydrate markers on the outside of every cell. These make us unique, but also are potential allergens between people. To help prevent rejection (which can be life-threatening) we try to make sure the markers are alike as possible in both people.

In brief: Donor-Recipient

These are all methods of determining compatibility between donor and recipient with organ and tissue transplants.
Everyone has certain protein and carbohydrate markers on the outside of every cell. These make us unique, but also are potential allergens between people. To help prevent rejection (which can be life-threatening) we try to make sure the markers are alike as possible in both people.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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In brief: HLA typing

Human leukocyte antigen or hla typing is a very sensitive and specific testing that is done to determine whether a patient may have specific preformed antibodies to any of the proteins or antigens typically present on the cells.
This is like marching fingerprints. This testing can help predict whether a recipient may reject the organ from a donor and helps get the right organ to the righ recipient.

In brief: HLA typing

Human leukocyte antigen or hla typing is a very sensitive and specific testing that is done to determine whether a patient may have specific preformed antibodies to any of the proteins or antigens typically present on the cells.
This is like marching fingerprints. This testing can help predict whether a recipient may reject the organ from a donor and helps get the right organ to the righ recipient.
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