human leukocyte antigen matching


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human leukocyte antigen matching

Abbreviation: HLA matching
In organ transplantation, determining the compatibility of the antigens present on donor organs with those of the patient who will receive the organ. In general, the more closely the donor and recipient match, the greater the likelihood of a successful graft. Mismatching of organ and recipient increases the chances of organ rejection.
Synonym: histocompatibility locus antigen
See also: matching
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