Diagnostic applications of haemopoietic progenitor culture techniques in polycythaemias and thrombocythaemias.

Clonogenic cultures support the proliferation of haemopoietic cells into colonies of differentiated progeny. Using these techniques it has been established that normal haemopoietic progenitors are dependent upon growth factors for their survival, proliferation and differentiation in vitro. However, progenitors from patients with polycythaemia vera (PV… (More)