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Test Code FH HLA HLA Typing FHCRC

Important Note

Call HLA Lab or refer to orders for volumes. Green top tubes with powdered Na Heparin are okay to use. Test must be scheduled with HLA Lab at SCCA. Please call (206) 288-7700.

Clinical System Name



Tissue Typing

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red AND Dark Green/Sodium Heparin

Preferred Vol: See note

Minimum Vol: Sample requirements may vary. Call HLA Lab at SCCA for information when scheduling test.


Note: Call HLA Lab or refer to orders for volumes.Green top tubes with powdered Na Heparin are OK to use. Test must be scheduled with HLA Lab at SCCA. Please call (206) 288-7700. Fill out an SCCA "Requisition For HLA Testing" form and send to Seattle Children's Main Lab with sample. Upon approval from SCCA, buccal swabs can be obtained from the Main Lab (on the shelf above the community services bench).

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gold SST

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Verify that each sample is labeled with the first and last name of the person from whom it was obtained and the date of collection. Give blood and Requisition For HLA Testing form to Send Outs.


Off-site collection: Call HLA Lab at SCCA for instructions: (206) 288-7700.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood Room temp

4 days

  Refrigerated N




STAT Performed TAT
N As scheduled: can be drawn 7 days a week 30 d


Performing Laboratory

SCCA Clinical Immunogenetics Laboratory

825 Eastlake Ave E, Room G7107
Seattle, WA 98109


Phone Number: (206) 288-1120 or 1139


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

Full report including references will be sent to the patient's chart via Medical Records.


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes

CPT code

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: None specified
Reference Test Number:

None specified


Verify specimen labeling. Check Requisition For HLA Testing forms for completeness; correct if necessary. Scan the original to Send Outs and send the original form with the blood/swabs to the SCCA CIL/ HLA lab. Package samples for transport and send on the SCCA shuttle to 825 Eastlake Ave E Room G7107.