Glossary

A description and definition of all terms used on this site for our products and scientific content.
A
ABO, RhD Blood groups
ASHI American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics is an international society of professionals dedicated to advancing the science, education and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology.

B
bp base pairs (DNA)
BS Buccal Swab

C
CB Cord Blood
CCR5 CC-Motiv-Chemokin-Receptor 5
A variant (Del23) causing high immunity to some Variants of HIV is present in ca. 1% of the population.
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CoBi Collaborative Biobank
COO Chief Operating Officer
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CT Confirmatory Typing
CTO Chief Technical Officer
CTU Clinical Trials Unit
Scientific Research Department of DKMS gGmbH

D
DKMS CL DKMS Chile
DKMS DE DKMS Germany gGmbH
DKMS LSL DKMS Life Science Lab gGmbH
DKMS PL DKMS Poland
DKMS SCB DKMS Stem Cell Bank gGmbH
DKMS UK DKMS United Kingdom
DKMS US DKMS United States of America
DSB Privacy Officer

E
EFI European Federation for Immunogenetics
EFI is a European society of workers in the field of immunogenetics, histocompatibility testing and transplantation.

G
GRID Global Registration Identifier for Donors
GvHD Graft versus Host Disease
GvL Graft versus Leukemia

H
HD High-throuput (sequencing)
HLA Human Leukocyte Antigene
HOD Head of Department
HSCT Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
HvGD Host versus Graft Disease

I
IMGT International ImMunoGeneTics information system®
ISO international Organisation for standardization

K
KIR Killer Cell Immunoglobulin-Like Receptor
KL (Department) Clinical laboratory

L
LM (Department) Laboratory management
LT (Team) Laboratory Technology and Automation

M
MaWi (Team) Material Management
MID Molecular Identifier for sample identification
MTA Medical technical assistant

N
NCBI National Center for Biotechnological Information
NGS Next Generation Sequencing
NMDP National Marrow Donor Prorgamm

P
PacBio Pacific Bioscience
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PCR is a biochemical method for DNA amplification.
PrE (Team) Laboratory Management Team 1

Q
QM (Team) Quality management
qPCR Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
qRT-PCR quantitative Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
QS (Team) Quality Assurance

R
R&D (Team) Research & Development
RNA Ribonucleic acid

S
SBD (Team) Sales & Business Development
SCB Stem Cell Bank (Subsidiary of the DKMS gGmbH)
SOP Standard Operating Procedure

T
TAT Turn Around Time
TL Team leader

W
WHO World Health Organization
WMDA World Marrow Donor Association

Z
ZKRD Zentrales Knochenmarkspender-Register Deutschland
German National Registry of Blood Stem Cell Donors

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