This laboratory is a specialized support service, primarily for the Transplantation programs, and cannot accept full HLA typings, antibody screens, and/or lymphocytoxicity crossmatches for any other purposes (i.e., disease association) without prior consultation.
- Sample Delivery – Specimens should be delivered to the Blood Transfusion Service Laboratory Receiving Area (Gray 2), which is open 24 hours/day.
- Sample Identification – All specimens must be labeled with the patient’s full name and unit number, and must be accompanied by a Histocompatibility Lab Requisition (Form #70270).
- Criteria for Refusal of Specimens – The laboratory reserves the right to refuse any sample that is not properly labeled, is collected in the wrong tube or if consult is required and not done.
- Personnel on Call – Technical personnel are on-call 24 hours/day. All STAT calls should be initiated by calling beeper #27076.