Matchability in kidney transplantation.

  title={Matchability in kidney transplantation.},
  author={Walter R. Gilks and SheilaM. Gore and Benjamin A. Bradley},
  journal={Tissue antigens},
  volume={32 3},
The matchability of a patient awaiting kidney transplantation is his propensity for being 'well-matched'. We present two methods for estimating matchability. It is commonly supposed that phenotype frequency is a good predictor of matchability. We show a correlation of only 0.3 between matchability and phenotype frequency using the definition of 'well-matched' used by the UK Transplant Service. We also show that ABO type and HLA homozygocity can affect matchability. 

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