Cell Cryopreservation, Cell Storage, Shipment of Biological Specimens

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  • Describe the purpose and applications of cell cryopreservation in histocompatibility testing.
  • Illustrate how cryopreservative solutions interact with and protect cells during the freezing process.
  • Identify factors that affect the viability of thawed cells.
  • Examine procedures for freezing and thawing cells for various applications.
  • Review the safety precautions and ASHI standards that pertain to cryopreservation.
  • Detail the shipping requirements for biological specimens