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Laboratory Medicine

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Nephrology Isohemagglutinin Titre

Test Name

Nephrology Isohemagglutinin Titre

Pink Tube Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 1 Pink Top, 2 Red Tops

Minimum Venous Volume = 1 x 6 mL EDTA specimen (Pink Top)

Minimum Venous Volume = 2 x 6 mL Red Top Tubes

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: "Collect sample in 2 Pink Top tubes. Sample 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. Please include diagnosis, transfusion and pregnancy history if applicable. Include diagnosis and transfusion history on the requisition if possible.

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 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 requisition is complete with ordering physician name and phlebotomist signature, date and time of draw.

Turnaround Time (TAT)

STAT: performed only during renal peritransplant period. ROUTINE: 5 business days.

Test Utilization

As Required

Reference Value

Antibody Screening: Negative

Test Code




Testing Location

SMH-Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)

Other Information

Not performed on Group AB patients

Last Updated: June 06, 2019