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What does PRA stand for?

PRA stands for Panel Reactive Antibody (blood testing)

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The company says the new claim was validated from data provided from three clinical studies and a comprehensive review of the scientific literature on allograft heart valves showed that implantation of the CryoValve SG reduces the risk of inducing HLA class I and class II alloantibodies, based on Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA) measured at up to one year, compared to the standard-processed pulmonary human heart valve.
It includes: 1) not performing a screening crossmatch; 2) immediate transplantation for recipients with a 0% panel reactive antibody (PRA), provided they have not had any interim transfusions and the operating room is ready before crossmatch completion; and 3) a final crossmatch performed posttransplantation.