Imperial Collage Healthcare

HLA antibody identification


Test Background
This is performed using Luminex xMAP Technology.


Clinical Indications
HLA antibody identification is used primarily for identification of HLA-specific antibody, pre-renal transplantation for matching and avoidance of rejection of transplanted organs, and post transplantation to monitor for antibody mediated rejection.


Sample Required
Serum (red top) preferred, SST (gold top) acceptable


Sample Volume
10 mL


Turnaround Time
Please consult the laboratory


Notes
Samples must be sent via first class post or courier.
It is important to record the sample date when requesting these tests.
Please provide HIV and hepatitis B status.
Results are held with the patient history, and are not routinely reported for individual samples.

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