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HLA Typing for Positive Antibody Screens

Source Blood
Mnemonic HLAPLTABT
Specimen Requirements

2 x 8.5 mL yellow top ACD-A tubes

PSC:
Collect required samples. DO NOT send patients away. DO NOT request patient book an appointment for this test. Contact the Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab (HIL)/Tissue Typing at 403-770-3652 if there are any questions regarding the collection of samples.

Specimen Handling

Mix well. DO NOT refrigerate, centrifuge or freeze. Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Copy of requisition MUST accompany the specimen.

Additional Information

Transplant Coordinators:
All HLA typing MUST be booked. Call Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab (HIL)/Tissue Typing at 403-770-3652 and verify booking.
Give patient's name, doctor, and reason for test (diagnosis).

Includes: HLA-A, B, and C medium resolution

Testing Location Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Lab (HIL)/Tissue Typing
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) HLAPLTABT
Reference Interval