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Test Code HLA Ab Mon HLA Specific Antibody Monitoring

Important Note

For STAT specimens to be processed immediately at BWNW Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory, SCH provider must call BWNW 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 (Clotted)

Preferred Vol: 5.0 - 7.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 3.0 mL

 

Note: NO SERUM SEPARATOR TUBES. A BWNW Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory 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 BWNW Immunogenetics/HLA Lab within 48 hours of the draw. If sample delivery is delayed, contact BWNW Immunogenetics/HLA Lab to confirm specimen acceptability. 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gold/SST, Serum separator gel tube

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 the bagged sample and requisition to the room temperature Send Outs rack.

 

Note: If order is marked STAT on requisition OR is ordered STAT in CIS; send STAT to BWNW (921 Terry Ave) via 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

Immunogenetics HLA Laboratory

921 Terry Ave

Seattle, WA 98104-1256

 

Phone: (206) 689-6580

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: Flow Cytometry using microparticles ("beads") coated with recombinant or soluble HLA antigens

Analytical Volume: See "Specimen Requirements" section.

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 (Routine) or 3083-18 (STAT)
Instructions:

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.