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Test Code HLA Ab Mon HLA Specific Antibody Monitoring

Important Note

For STAT specimens to be processed immediately at BloodworksNW Immunogenetics Lab, SCH provider must call Bloodworks Northwest Immunogenetics HLA Lab for approval, otherwise STAT specimen will be performed on next run.

Clinical System Name

HLA Specific Antibody Monitoring

Synonyms

Donor Specific Antibody
DSA
 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red (clot)

Preferred Vol: 5-7 mL

Minimum Vol: 3 mL

 

Note: A BWNW Immunogenetics Requisition must be complete and accompany specimen to lab. Do not use serum separator tubes.  Do not refrigerate or place on ice.  Samples must arrive at BloodworksNW Immunogenetics Lab within 48 hours of the draw.  If sample delivery is delayed, contact BWNW Immunogenetics Lab to confirm specimen acceptability. 

 

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 the Blood Bank.

If order is marked STAT on requisition or is ordered STAT in CIS, send STAT to BWNW using Delivery Express.

 

Off-site collection: Keep whole blood at room temperature and transport to Seattle Children's.

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
  M - F 2 - 4 d Routine
Y Daily 5 - 10 h STAT


For specimens to be processed immediately at BWNW Immunogenetics Lab, SCH provider must call Bloodworks Northwest Immunogenetics Lab for approval, otherwise STAT specimen will be performed on next run.

Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest

Department

Department:

Bloodworks Northwest

Immunogenetics HLA Laboratory

921 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-1256

 

Phone number:
(206) 689-6580

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86834, 86835

Special Instructions

If results are required within 12 hours, the Monitoring HLA Specific Antibody – STAT transaction code (3083-18) applies instead.

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: HLA Antibody Specificity-Monitoring (DSA Donor-Specific Antibody)
Reference Test Number: 3083-17 or 3083-18
Instructions:

Send routine samples & requisitions to blood bank.  If order is marked STAT on requisition or is ordered STAT in CIS, send STAT to BWNW using Delivery Express.