The Painted Turtle is part of the Serious Fun Children’s Network, designed to empower children with serious or chronic illnesses to see beyond their medical conditions. We’ve partnered with them to support initiatives for renal and transplant families, and we hope you’ll do the same! Visit The Painted Turtle to learn how you can help.
In this presentation for The Painted Turtle, Dr. Dave Lowe gives patients and families a brief overview of the role that the HLA laboratory plays in transplantation.
00:00 - Introduction
01:08 - The HLA Laboratory
02:17 - What is HLA
05:34 - How do we perform HLA typing?
06:35 - HLA Inheritance
08:00 - HLA Antibodies
10:40 - Testing for Antibodies Before Transplant
13:41 - Testing for Antibodies After Transplant
The Role of the HLA Laboratory (for The Painted Turtle)
Dave Lowe, PhD
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Transplant Diagnostics, West Hills, CA
Jun 19, 2020
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