HLA Typing DP Deceased Donor

Sunquest Code:SSP2  
Epic Code:LAB6461Epic Name:HLA Typing DP Deceased Donor
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:Class I/II Antigen Typing; Histocompatibility Testing; HLA Typing; Human Leukocyte Antigen Test; Tissue Typing
Methodology:Molecular PCR/SSP typing
Test Includes:Molecular definition of all Class I/II HLA antigen specificities currently recognized by WHO.
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 4-5 days.
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.
Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
[Alternate Containers: Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory]
Causes for Rejection:Clotted specimen.

Processing and Shipping

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


Use:Tissue matching of donors and recipients for transplantation.

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