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Clinical Applications of HLA Typing

  • Herbert A. Perkins
    Corresponding author: Irwin Memorial Blood Bank of the San Francisco Medical Society, 270 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, California 94118
    Scientific Director, Irwin Memorial Blood Bank of the San Francisco Medical Society; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California
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      HLA typing has proved to be a valuable and versatile clinical tool, permitting more successful renal transplantation, platelet transfusion, and paternity testing, and even serving as a diagnostic test for ankylosing spondylitis. HLA typing of a family can indicate which relatives are at highest risk for diseases such as hemochromatosis and juvenile-onset diabetes mellitus.
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