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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Anti-IgA / IgA

Test Name

Anti-IgA / IgA

Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 2 Red Tops

Minimum Venous Volume = 2 x 6 ml Red Top specimen

Tube must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in 2 Red Top tubes. Samples should be well mixed at time of collection. Requisition must have ordering physician, phlebotomist signature, collection date and time. Specimen must be clearly labeled with patient information. Medical Director Approval required

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 2 hrs.

Transportation: Send to Transfusion Medicine lab at room temperature as soon as possible.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Grossly hemolytic, icteric or lipemic specimens. Unlabeled and/or mislabeled specimens. Incomplete TM requisitions.

Required Documentation

Ensure both requisitions are complete with ordering physician name and phlebotomist signature, date and time of draw.

Turnaround Time (TAT)

7 days.

Test Utilization

Routine

Reference Value

See Interpretive Report

Test Code

SENDO

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Testing Location

Referred Out – ON, Canada (ROICL02)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019