Recommended Methods for the Characterization of Red Cell Pyruvate Kinase Variants*

International Committee for Standardization in Haematology


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    This document has been prepared by a working group of the ICSH Expert Panel on Red Cell Enzymes. The members of the working group were: S. Miwa (Chairman), P. Boivin, K. G. Blume, H. Arnold, J. A. Black, A. Kahn, G. E. J. Staal, K. Nakashima, K. R. Tanaka, D. E. Paglia, W. N. Valentine, A. Yoshida and E. Beutler. It has been approved by the ICSH Board for publication as a Tentative ICSH Standard (Reference: EP 12/2 TS: 1979).

  • The authors gratefully acknowledge the valuable assistance of Dr H. Fujii, Dr S. Oda and Miss Y. Miura. This study was supported in part by grants from the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan.

Dr S. Miwa, Third Department of Internal Medicine, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, 1144 Kogushi, Ube-shi, Yamaguchi-ken 755, Japan.