Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory Profiles

Initial Evaluation of the Recipient for Deceased Donor Transplant

Kidney, Pancreas, or Kidney with additional organ
Transaction Code and Test:

Cardiothoracic Transplants

Transaction Code and Test:

  • 3101-00 – ABO typing if requested
  • 3084-06 – HLA Class I + II (A,B,C,DR,DQ) Typing
  • 3083-06 – HLA IgM Antibody Detection (a positive result could reflex to 3083-16 – HLA IgM Antibody Specificity
  • 3083-16 HLA IgG Antibody Specificity ( 3088-03 Lymphocyte Crossmatch – Cytotoxicity only  may be added if positive*)

*Pediatric transplants may have center specific protocols.

Liver Transplants

  • Liver transplant tests are usually performed after transplant.  See Final Crossmatch for Deceased Donor Transplant (LINK)


Testing Details for an Initial Evaluation Workup

  • Specimen Requirements: Three to five 10ml ACDtubes(yellow top, solution A or B), One to two 10ml clot tubes   (red top)
    • For pediatric patients volume of samples may be modified. Contact the lab at 206-689-6580 to inquire about the minimal amount needed for the test you are requesting.
  • Labeling Requirements: Specimen must have the patient’s first and last name, a date of draw and a unique identifier written on the tube.
  • All specimens must be accompanied by a Request for Testing Form
  • Analytic Time: 5 to 10 business days
  • Testing Schedule:   Monday through Friday

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