2,3] Percent panel reactive antibody (%PRA), a surrogate marker of allosensitization, has been reported to rise significantly after a failed renal allograft, as the graft continues to be a source of antigenic stimulation for anti-human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies.
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.
More kidneys would go to younger recipients, and fewer would go to high panel reactive antibody candidates.
ELISA is more sensitive than the commonly used panel reactive antibody (PRA) test, said Zeevi, but its specificity isnt known.
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.