Lymphocytotoxic Ab

Keywords: Lymphocytotoxic antibody

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.