|Inform lab before sending
||Required: Due to the increased time pressure when transplanting using deceased organ donors the laboratory requests that the on-call scientist is informed of the impending arrival of crossmatch material a minimum of one hour prior to the expected organ arrival time.
10ml clotted blood
Spleen and/or lymph node tissue
|Ideal time to take specimen
||Deceased donor crossmatching may be required at any time, to support this the laboratory provides a 24 hours service via an on-call scientist rota system.
||How to take the specimen
||Whole blood into EDTA / no preservative
||Transport to the laboratory
||see H&I General Information Page
||Test is a single assay, no repeat testing requirements are required
||Within 6 hours of receipt of samples
The performance of the pre-transplant crossmatch for deceased kidney donation is required for a specified cohort of patients accordance with the H&I laboratory renal deceased donor crossmatch policy. The crossmatch is performed using flow cytometry and serological techniques and is able to differentiate auto and allo-specific reactivity separately against both T and B lymphocyte subsets.
|Additional Examination Requests
||A primary sample must be received for this test|