HLA Research Study Antibody, Screen


Sunquest Code:RESSCR  
Epic Code:LAB8031Epic Name:HLA Research Study Antibody, Screen
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 Class I/II Antibody; WBC Antibody; PRA (Panel Reactive Antibody); White Cell Antibody; Antileukocyte Antibody
Methodology:Luminex solid phase assay
CPT Code:----------CPTCODES HERE----------
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 7 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:14 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3 mL
Container:Red (no gel) (Red (gel))
Collection Instructions:Collect specimen prior to dialysis. Do not collect specimen if patient has received IVIG, OKT3 or Campath recently; these drugs may interfere with testing.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; immunosuppression drug interference.
Contraindications:Serum will not clot if collected during or immediately after dialysis.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Whole blood. Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature; protect from temperature extremes.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Use:Detection of HLA Class I and/or Class II antibodies in patient serum. High levels of HLA antibody may result in difficulty in finding a compatible organ or marrow donor.


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