Lymphocytotoxic antibodies

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Item Process
Specimen

5 mL blood in plain tube.

Method

Cytotoxicity.

Application

Component of the 'cross match' procedure in organ transplantation. Not otherwise of value.

Interpretation

Lymphocytotoxic antibodies are also found in SLE, but the previously described association with cerebral lupus has not been confirmed.

Reference

Osman C. Clin Rheumatol 1994; 13: 21-27.