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Test Code HLA AB DT HLA Antibody Detection

Clinical System Name

HLA Antibody Detection


Panel Reactive Antibodies

HLA Antibody Screen

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red

Preferred Vol: 7 mL

Minimum Vol: 3 mL


Note: Do not draw into serum separator tubes. Do not refrigerate or place on ice. Samples should arrive at the BloodworksNW Immunogenetics Lab within 48 hours of the draw.  If sample delivery is delayed, call BWNW Immunogenetics Lab to confirm sample acceptability.


3 ml ACD and 3 mL Red Top can be shared for HLA Class I,II, Lymphocyte Crossmatch, and HLA Ab Detection when patient is having initial HLA Work-up.


Deliver specimen and BWNW Immunogenetics Requisition to the Lab.  Fill out entire form as completely as possible. Information on the label and requisition must match exactly. 

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 Childrens.



Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood in Red Top Room temp 7 d
Whole blood Refrigerated N
Whole blood Frozen N



STAT Performed TAT
N M - F 2 - 7 d


Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest


Bloodworks Northwest

Immunogenetics HLA Laboratory

921 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-1256
(206) 689-6580

Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name:

HLA Antibody Detection

Reference Test Number: 3083-06
Instructions: Send sample & requisition to blood bank.