Bone Marrow Single Antigen Antibody

Sunquest Code:BMTSA  
Epic Code:LAB6951Epic Name:BMT Single Antigen Antibody
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 Antibody; HLA Class I/II Antibody; IMM3; PRA (Panel Reactive Antibody); SOT PRA; WBC Antibody; White Cell Antibody
Methodology:Luminex solid phase assay
Turnaround Time:Results are reported within 5-7 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:14 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:3 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
[Alternate Containers: Red or gold (gel)]
Collection Instructions:Collect specimen prior to dialysis. Do not collect specimen if patient has received IVIG, OKT3 or Campath recently; these drugs may cause false positive results. Inform lab if patient has received anti-thymoglobulin. Lab must remove from serum prior to 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:Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Protect from temperature extremes. Ship via regular mail.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Immunology  (UMMC-East Bank)


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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