Lab Area: Histocompatibility
► EXPIRES on: Jan. 31, 2021
This course meets the following RENEWAL requirements:
- Florida’s 1-hour minimum requirement
- ASCP’s remaining points in other lab area interest
- Other national and/or state license needs
This course discusses the background for this article, including the findings of previous studies; the criteria for selecting patients for this study; testing for serum HLA Ab, sCD30, and DSA positivity; the risk of graft loss during the first 3 post- transplant years; a diagnostic tool to differentiate between harmful and harmless DSA; the type of DSA that was detected in only 5 of the 58 sCD30 positive high-risk patients; and the graft survival rates between pre-transplant DSA positive, sCD30 negative patients and DSA negative patients.
Article used: “Donor-specific antibodies require preactivated immune system to harm renal transplant”, by Süsal, et al, in EBioMedicine, courtesy of Elsevier, 2016 (13 pages).
Total of 2-hours / 2-points in:
► N O T E: This IS an ONLINE course for $15.00, which includes:
- The above article + the quiz (via the e-mailed access link) & immediately print the Certificate of Completion (upon scoring 70% or greater).