Specimen Requirements

Title

HLA A A*02:01-SPECIFIC

Specimen Requirement

Collect lavender EDTA whole blood, send room temperature. Minimum 7 mL whole blood (2 lavender tops) required.

Methodology

Sequence-based typing (SBT), sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (SSOP), and/or sequence-specific primers (SSP) as needed to obtain the required resolution.

Stability

Room temp: 7 days, Refrigerated: Unacceptable, Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-7 days

Clinical Use

HLA A antigens may be useful in relation to certain disease states.

Test Code

HLAA2