Correlation between serum lactate dehydrogenase and stem cell mobilization

  title={Correlation between serum lactate dehydrogenase and stem cell mobilization},
  author={Katherine Egan and Veerpal Singh and Adi Gidron and Jayesh Mehta},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
After observing a correlation between elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels and good stem cell collections, retrospective data from 540 donors undergoing 650 stem cell apheresis procedures (87% autologous, 13% allogeneic) were studied to determine the correlation between preapheresis LDH levels and the absolute peripheral blood CD34+ cell count (PBCD34). PBCD34 (1–1611/μl; median 40) correlated modestly with leukocytes (0.5–118.2 × 109/l; median 30.2) (r=0.16; P=0.00005) and poorly… CONTINUE READING