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Updated: December 2014
Published: December 2012
Hematopoietic cell transplantation recalibrates every component of the hematopoietic system, in addition to resetting the clock on the immune system. Therefore, immunology testing is clinically and financially effective because it helps monitor the adequate numerical and functional recovery of the immune system.
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A systematic process of evaluating immune recovery post-transplant will ensure appropriate and accurate interpretation of the laboratory and clinical data. Serial immune monitoring should include pretransplant (preconditioning, followed by predefined and regular posttransplant) immunological analyses, with a selection of tests relevant to time from transplant.
Immune monitoring is important to: