HLA A,B,C Profile (High Resolution)
HLA antigens may be correlated with certain disease states or other clinical conditions. Indicate in clinical information which antigen(s) is of interest. Also used for screening of transplant candidates and potential donors, transfusion of specifically compatible blood products, among others.
High resolution HLA typing is preferred for matching of bone marrow transplant donors and recipients. Other clinical indications may require high resolution typing to rule out alternative allele combinations.
High resolution typing for HLA class I will meet the following criteria: All ambiguities within exons 2 and 3, which defines the antigen recognition site, and exon 4, will be resolved. Those ambiguities that remain will be reported as an allele code.
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Maintain specimen at room temperature; protect from extreme heat or cold. Do not freeze.
Hemolyzed specimen; clotted specimen; wrong specimen container