Peripheral blood CD34 cell count reliably predicts autograft yield.
P Chapple, HM Prince, M Quinn, I Bertoncello, S Juneja, M Wolf, H Januszewicz, M Brettell, J Gardyn, C Seymour, D Venter
Bone Marrow Transplantation | Published : 1998
A reliable measure to predict peripheral blood progenitor cell (PBPC) autograft CD34+ cell content is required to optimize the timing of PBPC collection. We prospectively examined the peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ cell count in 59 consecutive patients with various malignancies and analyzed the correlation between the PB CD34+ cell count and various parameters in the PBPC autograft. Two hundred and thirty-five collections were performed with a median of 4.0 collections per patient (range, 2-10). The median PB CD34+ cell count at the time of collection was 39 x 10(6)/1 (range, 0.0-285.6). The PBPC autograft parameters measured were the CD34+ cell, colony-forming unit granulocyte-macrophage (CFU-..View full abstract