Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory Profiles

Tests Ordered:

Patients awaiting kidney and/or pancreas deceased donor transplantation periodically submit  samples to the Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory so that their HLA antibody levels (PRA) can be monitored.  The samples are usually drawn at dialysis centers or at home, and sent to the Immunogenetics/HLA Laboratory in shipping containers provided by the laboratory.

Testing Details for Periodic HLA Antibody Screening

  • Specimen Requirements:
    • One 10cc clotted blood (red top, provided by the HLA laboratory)
  • Labeling Requirements:
    • Specimens are pre-labeled with the patient’s first and last name plus a coded unique ID.  Specimen draw date must be provided by drawing facility or the sample is unacceptable.
  • Analytic Time:
    • 5 to 10 business days
  • Testing Schedule:
    • Monday through Friday

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