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Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Test Name:
Test Code: None
Clinical Information:
Recipients and potential donors (Living or Deceased) for solid organ transplant (kidney, lung, heart, pancreas, kidney/pancreas, other) purposes .


HLA Typing and the subsequent matching with a potential donor is one of the tests that is used to determine recipient donor compatibility.  Recipients must be determined to be a candidate for evaluation by the applicable transplant program.  Requests for HLA Typing on recipients or potential donors must be ordered by the applicable transplant program.


HLA Typing on a Living Donor includes a Virtual Crossmatch with their intended recipient.

Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:
Whole Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Whole Blood: 4.0 mL

Phone Transplant Immunology Laboratory (204) 789-1143 before collecting specimen. 

Ambient: 7 days

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: Do not freeze

Whole Blood: 8.0 mL
Pediatric Whole Blood: 4.0 mL

Shipping & Storage: Phone Transplant Immunology Lab at (204) 789-1143 before collecting sample.  Ship at room temperature to arrive within 5 days of collection.

Testing Laboratory (MB): Health Sciences Centre Transplant Immunology Laboratory


Reference Values:
Reference Intervals: A descriptive report will be sent. 
Stat or Routine
See Also:
More Information:
Send specimen to Blood Bank/CBS Transport system for delivery to Transplant Immunology Lab located in the CBS Building.