HLA Antibody Screen
HLA Antibody Screening
EPIC: LAB6420, SOFT: HLABS
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect: One Gold-top SST tube.
Physician Office/Draw Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transport to the Laboratory within 48 hours of collection.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: Centrifuged SST tube, at room temperature (20-25°C or 68-77°F).
- Unlabeled specimens.
- Specimens drawn in Sodium Heparin tubes.
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic aliquot tube and refrigerate (2-8°C or 36-46°F) prior to testing.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Centrifuged SST Tubes and Microtainers® with Separator Gels
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): 48 hours
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 72 hours
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Unacceptable
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Indefinitely
Royal Oak HLA Laboratory
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Results available within 7 days.
Positive: Normalized Fluorescence Intensity greater than 1000.
Luminex Multiplex Bead Assay.
Anti-HLA antibody identification for pre- and post-transplant monitoring.
HLA Laboratory - RO
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