Relevance of Flow Cytometric Auto-Crossmatch to the Post-transplant Course of Kidney Transplant Recipients


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Demir E. , Yeğit O. O. , Erol A. , Akgül S. , Çalışkan B. , Bayraktar A. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.49, no.3, pp.477-480, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.01.023
  • Journal Name: TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-480

Abstract

Introduction. The crossmatch test is essential prior to kidney transplantation (tx) to confirm compatibility between the donor and the recipient. However, its results can be misleading due to "undetectable antibodies" in the recipient's serum. To establish if undetectable autoantibodies are responsible for a positive result, an auto-crossmatch test can be performed. In this study, we aim to determine the long-term prognostic value of auto flow cytometric auto-crossmatch (FCXM) test on kidney survival in kidney tx recipients.