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Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA)


Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA)
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Turnaround Time:

Sendaway test - up to 4 weeks


HLA testing usually done of patients and donors prior to transplants.

Vessels and Containers:

7ml EDTA Blood Transfusion (Pink Top)

Sample Requirements:

All samples must have 4 points of ID to include: Hospital Number OR NHS Number DOB Surname Forename The sample must have a date and time taken and must be signed by whomever took the blood.

Important Information:

Grossly haemolysed samples will not be tested.

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

This is too variable to state and depends on many factors.