HLA Single Antigen Type Allele, Donor or Recipient


Sunquest Code:HLASA  
Epic Code:LAB6437Epic Name:HLA Single Antigen Allele Type
Order Instructions:If this test is being added on, comment ADD-ON in the Comment field when placing a normal order in Epic. Immunology will receive the printout directly. All other lab areas should discard the Immunology ADD-ON printout.
Synonyms:HLA-B*5801; HLA B58; HLA B51 Typing; Class I Allele Typing; High Resolution Typing; Histocompatibility Testing; HLA Typing; Human Leukocyte Antigen Test; HLA Drug Sensitivity; Carbamazepine Sensitivity; Abacavir Sensitivity; Allopurinol Sensitivity; Birdshot Retinopathy; HLA B57; HLA B-57:01; HLA B 57:01
Methodology:Molecular PCR/SBT (sequence based typing)
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Test Includes:Molecular definition of Class I HLA Allele specificities, including drug sensitivity to carbamazepine, abacavir (HLA-B57:01) allopurinol or HLA-B*5801 as requested.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 2 weeks.
Special Instructions:A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. This link to the Genetic Testing Consent form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood. Buccal swabs, amniotic cells or chorionic villus cells may also be used in this assay. Call the laboratory to make special arrangements (612-273-3100).
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (See Collection Instructions)
Collection Instructions:Buccal swabs, amniotic cells or chorionic villus cells may also be used in this assay. Call the laboratory to make special arrangements (612-273-3100).
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Use:Tissue matching of donors and recipients for transplantation, genetic counseling, disease association and drug sensitivity.


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