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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 (Please call Main Lab to obtain ACD tubes) and Red

Preferred Vol: See Table Below

Minimum Vol: Call Bloodworks Northwest Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory at (206) 689-6580 for minimum sample requirement.



Patient’s Weight

Sample Requirements (NO SERUM SEPARATOR)

9 – 13 kg

10.0 mL Yellow/ACD + 5.0 mL Red

14 – 21 kg

20.0 mL Yellow/ACD + 5.0 mL Red

22+ kg

30.0 mL Yellow/ACD + 7.0 mL Red

Post-transplant patients 9 – 21 kg

5.0 mL Red

Post-transplant patients 22+ kg

7.0 mL Red


Note: The Yellow/ACD tube(s) may not be needed. Call Bloodworks Northwest Immunogenetics/HLA Lab to confirm. NO SERUM SEPARATOR TUBES! Deliver whole blood to lab along with BWNW Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory 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/HLA Laboratory 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

Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory

921 Terry Ave

Seattle, WA 98104


Phone: (206) 689-6580


Department: Send Outs

Phone number: (206) 987-2563


Method: Flow Cytometry technique

Analytical Volume: See table in "Specimen Requirements" section.


CPT Codes

86825 (x2)

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 (Routine) or 3088-02 (STAT)

Deliver the bagged sample and requisition to the room temperature Send Outs rack. If order is marked STAT on requisition OR is ordered STAT in CIS; send "DIRECT" to BWNW (921 Terry Ave) via Delivery Express.