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Medical Term:

mixed lymphocyte culture test


Definition: a test for histocompatibility of HLA-D antigens in which donor and recipient lymphocytes are mixed in culture; the degree of incompatibility is indicated by the number of cells that have undergone transformation and mitosis, or by the uptake of radioactive isotope-labeled thymidine.

Synonym(s): MLC test

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