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Test Code .LYMPH XM Lymphocyte Crossmatch

Clinical System Name

Lymphocyte Crossmatch


Crossmatch - Lymphocyte
Retrospective Crossmatch

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Yellow/ACD A or B (THIS IS NOT A GOLD TOP TUBE, Please call lab to obtain ACD tubes) and Red

Preferred Vol: See Table Below

Minimum Vol: Call Bloodworks Northwest Immunogenetics Lab (206) 689-6580 for minimum sample requirement.



Patient’s Weight

Sample Requirements (no serum separator)

9 – 13 kg

10 mL ACD + 5 mL Red top

14 – 21 kg

20 mL ACD + 5 mL Red top

22+ kg

30 mL ACD + 7 mL Red top

Post-transplant patients 9 – 21 kg

5 mL Red top

Post-transplant patients 22+ kg

7 mL Red top


Note: The ACD tube(s) may not be needed. Call Bloodworks Northwest Immunogenetics Lab to confirm. No serum separators! Deliver whole blood to lab along with BWNW Immunogenetics Requisition. Fill out entire requisition as completely as possible. Document date of collection on specimen label and requisition. Information on the label and requisition must match exactly. Routine samples are accepted 7 days/week.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Use a BWNW Immunogenetics Requisition. Fill out as completely as possible, making sure the ordering provider is listed. Remove "Originator/Hospital" copy; place a large Cerner label in the top right corner. Deliver sample & requisition to BWNW counter.


Off-site collection:


STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 1 - 3 d


Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest



Bloodworks Northwest

Immunogenetics HLA Laboratory

921 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-1256


Phone number:
(206) 689-6580


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes

86825 x 2

Special Instructions

If results are required within 12 hours, the Lymphocyte Crossmatch – STAT transaction code (3088-02) applies instead.

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name:

Lymphocyte Crossmatch

Reference Test Number: 3088-00 or 3088-02
Instructions: Send sample & requisition to blood bank. Courier stats directly to Bloodworks Northwest  Immunogenetics Lab at 921 Terry Ave.