All KLH preparations are not created equal

Arthur A. Vandenbark, Paul Yoshihara, Leslie Carveth, Denis R. Burger

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Abstract

Keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) preparations used for dermal testing in human volunteers may contain factors which elicit false positive reactions. These factors can be associated with the hemolymph collection procedure and possibly to a change in collection beds by the limpet supplier. Rapid collection of hemolymph from animals obtained from specified limpet beds resulted in KLH which produced negligible dermal reactivity in normal individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-243
Number of pages4
JournalCellular Immunology
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1981

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  • Immunology

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