HLA Peripheral Blood Specimens for HLA Typing - Calgary Zone

  • Collect in ACD-A tubes. ACD-B, EDTA and sodium heparin tubes are acceptable if ACD-A tubes are not available
  • Renal donor crossmatches and recipient autocrossmatches MUST be collected in ACD-A tubes
  • Hemolyzed, clotted or frozen specimens are not accepted
  • Sub-optimal specimens may yield unreliable results
HLA Antibody investigation and renal recipient crossmatches or recipient autocrossmatches should be collected in plain clotted tubes, NOT SST.
Refer to the APL Test Directory for more detailed information.