Deceased donor pretyping (on-call)

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based assays to determine HLA Class I (HLA-A,B,C) and II (HLA-DRB1,3,4,5 DQB1,DPB1). HLA typing performed to 2 digit (‘serological equivalent’) solution.
Clinical details: 
HLA Class I and II typing of potential solid organ donors.
Reference range: 


Synonyms or keywords: 
DCD DBD pretype donor urgent
Sample type and Volume required: 
20mls EDTA blood
Call in advance: 
On call staff must be contacted by the designated SN-OD to request this test prior to sending samples. On call staff must be contacted by a person from Richard Bright Ward as soon as the samples arrive
Turnaround time: 
5 hours
Special sample instructions: 

Samples must be sent to Richard Bright Ward at Guy's Hospital

Storage and transport: 
UN3373 packaging
Time limit for extra tests: 
Clinical Transplantation Department at Guy's Hospital
Laboratory Enquiry: 020 7188 1540
Clinical Transplantation Department
Guy's Hospital
Borough Wing - 3rd Floor
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015