Human platelet antigen frequencies of platelet donors in the French population determined by polymerase chain reaction with sequence-specific primers

Pathologie Biologie (Impact Factor: 1.2). 11/1997; 45(9):697-700.
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To prevent human platelet alloimmunization, Blood Transfusion Centres have to develop a strategy close to the erythrocytes' one. The first step of this strategy is to perform the HPA typing of donors with an accurate method. We applied the PCR-SSP to type 800 platelet donors in the HPA-1 and HPA-5 systems and 350 in the HPA-2 and HPA-3 ones. This study reports the human platelet antigen frequencies of four platelet-specific alloantigen systems in the French population. The results are quite similar to those currently published for Caucasian population frequencies. Low prevalences are observed for the HPA-1b, (2%), HPA-2b (0.6%) and HPA-5b (2%) groups. Furthermore, this study confirms the need to type donors and recipients in the HPA-1 system at least, in case of post-transfusion pupura and platelet refractoriness to platelet transfusion therapy.

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    • "We cannot conclude from the testing of random donors that there were no false-positive results in the OD > 0´6 region. However, if there were false-positives, their number cannot have been high, as the observed frequency of HPA-1a negatives (45/ 1862, 2´4%) was as expected from other studies (Kiefel et al., 1993; Simsek et al., 1993; Merieux et al., 1997; Williamson et al., 1998). When compared with other HPA-1a phenotyping assays (Forsberg et al., 1995; Bessos et al., 1996; Denomme et al., 1996; Mohabir & Porter, 1997; Procter et al., 1998), the current test has undergone extensive validation, with almost 2000 samples, of which 80 were HPA-1a negative. "
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