Detection of platelet isoantibodies by (3H)serotonin platelet release and its clinical application to the problem of platelet matching.

The detection of platelet isoantibodies by the release of (3H)serotonin from platelets has been evaluated. The conditions for optimal release of (3H)serotonin with platelet isoantibodies using a microtechnique have been defined. A group of cardiac surgery patients were followed pre- and post-transfusions, with 48percent developing a positive serotonin… CONTINUE READING