A new micro-glass-tube leukocyte adherence inhibition (LAI) assay which is appropriate for detecting delayed type hypersensitivity in vitro has been developed for human leukocytes. Enumeration of adherent cells is replaced by a cellular radioimmunoassay determining antibody binding of the monoclonal reagents, OKT4, OKT8, and OKM1, to glass-adherent cells, fixed by glutaraldehyde or formaldehyde. An LAI reactivity to purified protein derivative of tuberculin (PPD) was detectable in donors giving a positive PPD skin test with OKT4 reagent, but not with the other two reagents.
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- Immunology and Allergy