Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for HLA Transfusion Typing

Test Name: HLA Transfusion Typing
Alternate Name(s): Transfusion ABC
Laboratory: Transplant
Specimen Type: 2 x 4 mL Lavender (EDTA) top Vacutainer tubes

Note: Increase collection volumes if leukocyte count is low, smaller volumes apply for paediatric patients.

Paediatric Patients:
<1 year: 2 mL EDTA
1-10 years: 2 mL EDTA
10-18 years: 4 mL EDTA

Contact the laboratory if these volumes are not possible: 519-663-3320
Collection Information: Samples that are being shipped into the laboratory can be drawn Monday- Friday

Draw samples prior to treatment if chemotherapy is being considered.
Test Schedule: Monday to Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
1-3 days
Same day if blood is received in the laboratory before 0900
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Comments: This test is performed in preparation for receiving HLA matched platelets.

Results will be faxed upon request.
Method of Analysis: HLA Class I typings are performed using molecular techniques (RSSO or SSP).
Critical Information Required: Indicate the purpose of the test.
Storage & Shipment: Keep EDTA blood at room temperature and deliver within 72 hours.
System Codes: 
HLA Transfusion Typing (ABC)
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Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul