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Test Name: HLA Donor Specific Ab, Hold

Test Code(s): DSAHOLD / HCDSAHOLD

CPT Code(s): None

Turnaround Time: Stat: Not available stat.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Patient Preparation: If patient is on dialysis, draw specimen pre-anticoagulation.

Collection Container: Preferred: Red top
Also Acceptable: Lavender top

Collection Volume: Preferred: 4 mL
Pediatrics: 1 mL

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Volume Required: Preferred: 0.5 mL
Pediatrics: 0.1 mL

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Core Laboratory (B4/220) immediately.  Separate serum from clot if potential for hemolysis exists.  Transport at room temperature or on coolant pack if coming from outreach location.

Unacceptable Criteria: Specimens greater than 7 days old and grossly hemolyzed samples are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days (serum)


Interpretation

Additional Information:

No testing performed. Specimen will be retained in the laboratory for 1 week.

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