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Cardiac Patient Testing Protocols

It is imperative that the guidelines listed here be followed when submitting patient samples and paperwork. If either is improperly received, it could result in significant delay of test results or rejection of the sample altogether.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please contact our laboratory personnel.

All of the following testing will be located on the left side of our requisition form.

New Cardiac Patient Workup

Please submit: 4 yellow top tubes and 1 red top tube

Please order: HLA Typing for Solid Organ – Patient

Post Initial Evaluation Cross Matches

AUTO Cross match (only patient): Requires 2 yellow top tubes and 1 red top tube

Cross match patient with donor: Requires 2 yellow top tubes from the donor and 1 red top tube from the patient

PRA (Monthly Serum Screening)

Requires: 1 Red Top Tube

Post Sensitizing event PRA testing

After any type of sensitizing event (i.e. nephrectomy, blood transfusion, pregnancy, etc.) please submit the following as well as listing the event and date of the sensitizing event.

Requires: 1 Red Top Tube

Contact laboratory for pediatric minimums. 

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HLA/Immunogenetics Lab


8 am to 5 pm
24/7 On-call
HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory
145 Kimel Park Dr., Ste 250
Winston-Salem, NC  27103-6972
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