HLA Typing; DR Locus and DQ Locus

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HLA DR
POE DESCRIPTION: HLA DR
CPT CODE: 88180
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon-Fri, 0800-1700; specimens not accepted after 1200 on Fri
TURNAROUND TIME: 48 hours verbal

5-7 days written

CONTAINER TYPE: Green top (heparin) tube, lavender top (EDTA) tube
COLLECTION: Specimen labeling requirements: Patient name, the initials of the phlebotomist and the date/time of collection MUST be noted clearly on the specimen label.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood, lymph node, spleen
MINIMUM VOLUME: 20 mL whole blood
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver specimens to the laboratory immediately after collection. Do not refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: Antigens detected are reported as a phenotype or a genotype if a family studies are performed
TEST SYNONYM(S):HLA Class II Tissue Typing; Histocompatibility Typing - DR & DQ