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Test #


Test CPT Codes

86900, 81370, 86825, 88184, 88185 x2, 88187

Deceased Donor Evaluation

Test Type


Test Disease / Components

HLA Typing (Low Resolution, HLA-A, B, C (Class I), HLA-DRB1, DRB3/4/5, DQA1, DQB1, DPA1, DPB1 (Class II)

Test Technology

Real Time PCR, Flow Cytometry, Gel Agglutination

Clinical Utility


Test Specimen

Peripheral Blood:

  • (2) 10ml ACD-A tubes

  •  (1) 2ml red top (no anticoagulant)

Lymph Node

  •  3-4 lymph nodes

  •  (1) 2ml red top (no anticoagulant)


  •  Small section of spleen

  •  (1) 2ml red top (no anticoagulant)

Storage, Stability & Shipping


  • Label specimen with patient’s name, DOB, UNOS Number, and date/time of collection

  • Complete requisition form with required information

  • Ship samples at room temperature (do not refrigerate or freeze)


  • Specimen viability decreases with time

  • Deliver to laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 4 hours of collection

Turnaround Time (TAT)

Within 4 hours of receipt of sample

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