HLA Typing in Ghana
To determine the compatibility of patients and possible donors for organ and stem cell transplantation, HLA typing is done. Numerous clinical studies have shown a link between the level of HLA similarity (“match”) between donors and recipients and the success of transplants. The HLA Typing cost in Ghana starts from $245.
Since the discovery of anti-leukocyte antibodies more than 50 years ago, methods for HLA typing have undergone substantial development. The astounding genetic variety of the HLA region, which today contains over 28,000 unique alleles, is now well understood by scientists.
HLA typing approaches can either be based on the serological detection of HLA antigens or, more frequently, on using molecular techniques to locate HLA alleles through genetic analysis.