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ASHI Harmonization Working Group Achieves Publication

posted 25 Jan 2012, 09:22 by Eoin McGrath   [ updated 9 Jul 2015, 01:26 ]
In early 2010, the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) formed the Harmonization of Histocompatibility Typing Terms Working Group with members representing clinical, registry, and histocompatibility organizations to harmonize histocompatibility typing terms. The goal was to define a consensual language for laboratories,physicians, and registries to communicate histocompatibility typing information.
The Working Group defined terms for HLA typing resolution, HLA matching, and a format for reporting HLA assignments. In addition, definitions of verification typing and extended typing were addressed.
The 2011 article Definitions of histocompatibility typing terms was published in Blood (doi: 10.1182/blood-2011-05-
353 90] and Human Immunology (doi: 10.1016/j.humimm.2011.06.002]).