Experimental Transfusion Medicine Dresden

Detection of antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes



  • quality control of cell-containing blood components, blood products and fresh or cryo-preserved stem cell specimens
  • determination of the immune status (e.g. for detection of viruses after a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation)


Required material:

  • ca. 0.5 – 1 ml blood of venous origin (in K2EDTA or K3EDTA; peripheral blood or cord blood, bone marrow)
  • ca. 0.5 ml apheresis (in ACD)
  • cryo-preserved stem cell specimen


Storage and transport of material:

  • <24 hours: at 2-6 °C
  • at -196 °C (liquid nitrogen)