All KLH preparations are not created equal

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

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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