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Lymphocyte Antibody Screen

Specimen Type:

 

also known as PRA , Cytotoxic Antibody Screen,

Blood


IMMUNOGENETICS & TRANSPLANT


Specimen requirements:

10 mL Red Stopper; Plain

 

or: 7 mL Red Stopper; Plain

Unit of measure:

N/A

Ideal sample:

10 mL Red Stopper, Plain

Absolute minimum amount:

1.0 mL

Method of collection:

Venipuncture

Transportation:

See ITL Specimen Notes

Label instructions:

See ITL Specimen Notes

The following substances can adversely affect the results:

Hemolysis, Lipemia, Recent transfusion, Heparin

Request test on form:

Immunogenetics Requisition ( D6085(07-08) )

Order/entry screen(s): N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A

Routine frequency:

Weekdays

Must be in by:

N/A

Routine turn around time:

30 days

Deliver the specimen to :

Immunogenetics & Transplant : Drop off boxes at

 

Hillcrest - SCRAP Lab and Thornton Clinical Lab

Scheduling requirements :

N/A

Method:

N/A

Special Instructions:

HLA antibody testing is typically ordered for patients undergoing solid organ transplantation.  HLA antibody testing can also be helpful in the diagnosis of patients suffering transfusion reactions.  Please see ITL notes section for more information on the utility of the various methods of HLA antibody testing. For testing recommendations please consult the laboratory director at 858-642-4774.

CyberLAB abbreviation:

N/A

CyberLAB code:

N/A

Lab Processing Instructions:

N/A