Tag: HLA

Bone Marrow Transplant

Bone Marrow Transplant

There are a number of conditions that cause abnormal production of blood cells in the bone marrow; the treatment for which includes a bone marrow transplant. Bone marrow transplant is also known as stem cell transplant and is a procedure required when an individual suffers from a damages bone marrow. The results of damage to [...]

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Human Leukocyte Antigen Test Helps Identify Genetic Markers For Diseases

Human Leukocyte Antigen Test Helps Identify Genetic Markers For Diseases

The human leukocyte test is a necessary part to identify compatible organ donor and recipients but it’s also used to determine the paternity of a child. Doctors who perform the human leukocyte antigen test (or HLA, for short) are looking to genetic markers on white blood cells. Now, there are four kinds of HLAs: HLA-A [...]

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Human Leukocyte Antigen Test

Human Leukocyte Antigen Test

The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) test helps detect antigens on the surface of the leukocytes, or white blood cells. It is used to test the compatibility between the tissues of the recipients and donors prior to transplantation. Principle Human leukocytes express specific substances on their surface called the HLA antigens. The type of antigens depends [...]

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