Volume 5 - Neutrophil Antibody and Antigen Testing

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Objectives:

• Obtain an understanding of the clinical problems associated with antibodies to neutrophils
• Become familiar with the human neutrophil antigen (HNA) system
• Become familiar with and understand the past and current methods used to detect neutrophil antibodies
• Be familiar with the process of achieving a pure and viable granulocyte preparation
• Understand why paraformaldehyde treatment of the isolated granulocytes is necessary