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Lymphocyte Antibody Screen

Source Blood
Mnemonic LYMPHAB
Specimen Requirements

2 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tubes. Red top tubes are also acceptable.

Minimum : 2 mL serum.

Specimen Handling PSC, RRL, Extra-regional: 
Centrifuge, pour off serum, and transport on ice to DSC. Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition. U of A accepts refrigerated, frozen, or room temperature serum specimens.

Additional Information Request is generally received on a Capital Health Region Histocompatibility Requisition. Test performed on potential cardiac or lung transplant patients.  Please state on requisition: "cardiac transplant patient", "pre-lung transplant patient", "post-transplant patient", etc.
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) LAS, HLA Antibody Screen (PRA), Lymphocytotoxic Antibody Screen/PRA,
Reference Interval