Solid Phase Assay Measuring C4d Deposition to Determine Complement Fixation by HLA-Specific Antibodies

The definition of HLA-specific antibodies in solid organ transplant patients is a necessary tool for recipient selection prior to transplantation and monitoring for rejection post transplant. Solid phase assays can detect both complement fixing and non-complement fixing HLA-specific antibodies. Here we describe a method for determining the presence of complement fixing HLA-specific antibodies using a sensitive solid phase assay.
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