Estimation of the number of T lymphocytes and other rosette-forming cells in human blood in health and disease
When the spontaneous rosette-formation test is used to assess the T system of immunity it is not sufficient simply to determine the relative percentage of rosette-forming cells. To obtain a true picture of the immune status the number of immunocompetent cells in 1 mm3 of the particular donor's blood must be determined. If the test is carried out with a leukocyte suspension, not only lymphocytes but also other cells with the property of binding sheep's red cells can also be taken into account.
Key Wordsrosette-forming cells T lymphocytes
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