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Anti-IgA Antibodies

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Anti-IgA Antibodies
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Reference Range:

Negative.

Turnaround Time:

14 Working Days

Comments:

Internal Test Code:- AIGA

Description:

Indication: Investigation of transfusion reactions including those to IVIg

Background: Occur in patients with complete absence of IgA (selective IgA deficiency, CVID). May also be found in healthy IgA-deficient individuals. Patients with IgA antibodies may be at risk of anaphylactic reactions to IgA-containing blood products including immunoglobulin.

Repeat Frequency: As clinically indicated

Preparation:

None

Vessels and Containers:

Serum gold-top

Sample Requirements:

500µl serum

Interference:

None known

How result is reported:

Qualitative:- Negative or Positive

Important Information:

Entry Last Modified 07/01/2015

Reference Lab Description:

Red Cell Immunoheamatology Department, Trent Regional Transfusion Centre, Sheffield.

Transportation and Handling:

At room temperature

Special Precautions:

None

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

Sample available in this laboratory for approximately 2 weeks. Test can only be added to samples already received by Immunology