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Chimerism Testing – Informatives (Recipient and Donor)
|Test group||Chimerism Testing|
|Performed by||Immunogenetics & Transplantation Laboratory (ITL)|
|Collection Instructions||Fill ACD tubes completely. Obtain ACD tube from Specimen Receiving. If collected with other chimerism tests and blood count is low, collect 2 yellow top tubes.
Note: Assuming a normal leukocyte count the 3 mL minimum sample size is only sufficient for a single study, multiple subsets will require additional sample. Please contact ITL at 6-3887 to discuss.
Note: Because of limited stability, samples should be collected Monday through Thursday avoiding holidays. If samples are collected Friday they must be delivered to the UCSF Clinical Laboratory by 12:00 noon.
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|Container type|| Yellow top (ACD)
|Amount to Collect||
If these volumes are problematic please contact ITL at 6-3887 to discuss test needs and sample requirements.
|Sample type||ACD anticoagulated whole blood; contact ITL at 6-3887 for other specimens such as amniotic fluid, bone marrow aspirate, buccal mucosa, cord blood, cultured cells, DNA, whole blood spotted on filter paper, etc.|
|Preferred volume||8.5 mL blood; for other specimens, contact ITL at 6-3887|
|Min. Volume||1 mL blood; for other specimens, contact ITL at 6-3887|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||WBC count too low (<1,000)|
|Processing notes||Keep sample at Room Temperature, DO NOT refrigerate or centrifuge.|
|Synonyms||Pre-Transplant Testing by STR|
|Stability||If kept at ambient temperature, can be good for up to 48 hours. For additional information, call 476-3887.|
|Turn around times||Test run Monday – Friday. Expected TAT for routine test is < 11 working days.|
|Last Updated||7/10/2013 10:21:58 AM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667