Pathology Handbook

HLA tissue typing

Synonyms

HLA

Clinical Indications

To determine HLA typing for investigation of PTP, Transfusion Graft versus Host

Request Form 

NBS Request form (3A) will be completed in conjunction with the laboratory

Availability

Analysed by referral laboratory if specific criteria met. (NBS Colindale)

Specific Criteria

Requested by Consultant or agreed with Consultant Haematologists

Turnaround Time

Usually within two months

Specimen

As requested by NBS and dependent upon clinical indication. Requestor will be directed on a case by case basis by the laboratory

Volume

Container

Special NBS container required

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately.

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled /unsigned sample. Incorrect or inadequate patient identifiers provided. Insufficient sample volume. Poor sample quality due to deterioration, haemolysis, presence of clot

Interpretation

A full copy of the report from the Reference Centre will be provided to the requestor