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Thymidine Incorporation by Lymphocytes and the Stimulation Index (SI)

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Exposure of suspended lymphocytes to a material may result in cellular proliferation. This proliferation results in increased synthesis of DNA, which can be measured by the incorporation of labelled thymidine. The Stimulation Index (SI) is a ratio of the thymidine uptake to a specific material as compared to a control.

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