APPENDIX 3F Obtaining Human Peripheral Blood Cells
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Immunology
How to Cite
Strober, W. 2001. Obtaining Human Peripheral Blood Cells. Current Protocols in Immunology. 21:3F:A.3F.1–A.3F.2.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: MAR 1997
Peripheral blood is the chief source of mononuclear cells (lymphocytes and monocytes) for immunologic studies of humans. This appendix presents protocols for obtaining blood by simple venipuncture when relatively small amounts of blood (10 to 100 ml) are necessary or by lymphapheresis when large amounts (300 to 5000 ml) are necessary. Cells collected by these procedures can be further separated by techniques described in Chapter 7.