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Agglutination reactions of human leucocytes
  1. Jeanette Schulz,
  2. Helga Muller
  1. Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles


    Agglutination tests with various sera and leucocytes from 58 leukaemic patients and 61 patients without leukaemia are reported.

    The agglutination of white blood cells by guinea-pig serum is of limited value in the diagnosis of leukaemia, though the test may be helpful in distinguishing leukaemia from other lymphomatous disorders.

    Leuco-autoagglutinins were demonstrated more frequently than expected. Eleven leukaemic and six non-leukaemic sera agglutinated autologous leucocytes.

    White blood cell agglutinins showed no apparent relationship to maturity or numbers of circulating leucocytes or to previous blood transfusions, x-irradiation, or therapy with antimetabolites.

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    • 1 Supported (in part) by the cancer research fund of the University of California.