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      Validity of Flow Cytometry for Cross-Match Evaluation in Clinical Renal Transplantation

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          This paper reports a 2-year experience of more than 5,000 cross-match tests for renal transplantation. Tests were performed by means of both standard light microscopy and an innovatory method based on now cytometry, an up-to-date investigative technique for computerized analysis of individual cell characteristics. Flow cytometry allowed a better detection of weak positive reactions (false-negative cross-matches) than light microscopy, thus reducing the risk of selecting candidates with donor presensitization. Transplant clinical outcome supported the value of this original and advanced technological method.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1991
          1991
          11 December 2008
          : 57
          : 3
          : 268-272
          Affiliations
          Institute of Nephrology, University of Bologna, Italy
          Article
          186274 Nephron 1991;57:268–272
          10.1159/000186274
          2017265
          © 1991 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 5
          Categories
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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Flow cytometry, Renal transplantation, Cross-match test

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