NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team of researchers has developed a qPCR-based assay to detect kidney transplant patients who are at high risk of acute rejection.

The team, led by Minnie Sarwal at the University of California, San Francisco, examined gene expression data from more than 430 renal transplant patients to develop a 17-gene set that could distinguish patients at high risk of rejection. They also developed an algorithm to classify patients into high- or low-risk categories using a numerical risk score.

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