Living donor autocrossmatch (recipient)

Description: 
Flow cytometry analysing IgG binding to recipient T and B lymphocytes from peripheral blood
Clinical details: 
The presence of autoantibodies may give an unexpected positive Living Donor Crossmatch result. Flow cytometric (FCXM) crossmatch tests are used to identify autoantibodies. An autocrossmatch test is performed in living kidney transplantation
Reference range: 

> 2.3 - positive

Synonyms or keywords: 
crossmatch auto
Units: 
RMF
Sample type and Volume required: 
recipient - 20mls EDTA blood
recipient - 5ml clotted blood
Call in advance: 
Call 020 7188 1540 to book in a crossmatch
Turnaround time: 
2 days
Special sample instructions: 

samples should be bled on day of testing

Storage and transport: 
UN3373 packaging
Time limit for extra tests: 
none
Contacts:
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