Anti-gene Cross Test Process?
I ask permission, when deciding to do a kidney transplant then there are some things that must be considered, including anti-gene cross-testing, how is the cross-test process?
Hello, Ayu Citra. Thank you for the questions submitted to HealthReplies.com We can understand the concern you feel.
To determine whether recipient / recipient patients and prospective donors have a match for a kidney transplant / transplant, three types of blood tests are performed. All three include examination of blood type, examination of tissue types (tissue typing), and cross matching (cross matching).
Regarding your question about the cross test, the sample examined is blood serum from the recipient patient and from potential donors. In this examination, cells from prospective donors will be mixed with serum from the recipient patient. If the serum of the recipient patient contains antibodies to the donor donor cells, the antibodies will bind to the donor cells so that they are detected by the fluorescence detection method. Donor cells can even be destroyed if the antibody levels of the recipient patient's serum are so high. This is called a positive crossmatch, which means that a transplant cannot be carried out because of the risk of an immediate rejection reaction if the transplant is still being done.
Do not hesitate to consult with a specialist in internal medicine or urology specialist who deals with you regarding kidney transplantation. To enrich your horizons, you can read articles about blood tests for kidney transplants. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.