|Ideal time to take specimen
||Samples are routinely screened for renal patients on a 3 monthly basis with testing taking place in January, April, July, and October ,characterisation is performed in accordance with renal transplant policy following initial screening.
||How to take the specimen
||Transport to the laboratory
||see H&I General Information Page
||Renal patient samples are required on a three monthly basis to keep an up to date immunological history for each patient.
Antibody specificities determined using this test will be added to patient records held at ODT for considering during the organ allocation process.
The assay uses recombinanant single HLA antigen beads coupled to microspheres and analysed using the Luminex platform.
|Additional Examination Requests
||A primary sample must be received for this test|