Transplant Crossmatches

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: T CELL AHG; T CELL AMOS; B CELL AHG; B CELL AMOS; FLOW XM
CPT CODE: 86805
DAYS PERFORMED: Mon - Fri, 0800 -1700; specimens not accepted after 1200 on Fri
TURNAROUND TIME: 8 hours verbal

5-7 days written

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Direct communication with HLA laboratory necessary to arrange testing.
CONTAINER TYPE: Two green top (heparin) tubes, red top tube - recipient

Two green top (heparin) tubes - donor

COLLECTION: Special 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 from donor; blood from recipient for kidney, liver or heart transplantation, potential platelet and white cell recipient
MINIMUM VOLUME: 20 ml, patients with extremely low white counts may require additional specimen.
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Deliver to lab ASAP or store at room temperature.
REFERENCE RANGE: Crossmatch results are reported as positive or negative.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Histocompatibility Testing; Lymphocyte Crossmatch; Organ Donor Tissue Typing; Tissue Typing, Donor; White Cell Crossmatch; Cadaver Crossmatch; Crossmatch