Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Anti IgA

Test Name: Anti IgA
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out Monday - Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Several days to weeks
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2009-04-21
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Patientís with anti-IgA requiring a transfusion must only receive washed red cells and platelets and IgA deficient plasma.
Special Processing:  
Comments: IgA level must be <0.2 g/L before test will be referred
Method of Analysis: Passive Hemagglutination
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.

Stored at 2-6 oC.
System Codes: 
Cerner
IGAT
 
Referred To: American Red Cross via Canadian Blood Services

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