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Table 1 Overview of maternal microchimerism in patients with BA and NH

From: Maternal microchimerism in the livers of patients with Biliary atresia

Diagnosis Chimerism Method # of Maternal cells/DNA per slide (FISH) or per 25,000 copies of patient's DNA (kPCR)
BA Present FISH 2 maternal cells per slide
BA Present FISH 2 maternal cells per slide
BA Present FISH 4 maternal cells per slide
BA Present FISH 2 maternal cells per slide
BA Present FISH+immunokistochemistry 3 maternal cells per slide
BA Not interpretable FISH ---
BA Present FISH 2 maternal cells per slide
BA Present FISH 3 maternal cells per slide
BA Not interpretable FISH ---
BA Not interpretable FISH ---
BA None detected FISH 0 maternal cells per slide
BA Present kPCR 3 copies of maternal DNA per 25,000 copies of patient's DNA
BA Present kPCR 1 copy of maternal DNA per 25,000 copies of patient's DNA
BA Present kPCR 10 copies of maternal DNA per 25,000 copies of patient's DNA
BA Present kPCR 142 copies of maternal DNA per 25,000 copies of patient's DNA
NH None detected FISH 0 maternal cells per slide
NH None detected FISH 0 maternal cells per slide
NH Not interpretable FISH ---
NH Not interpretable FISH ---