Samples are accepted Monday through Friday. Overnight shipments should be sent Monday through Thursday.

Test Sample Requirements Shipping Requirements Specimen Stability Criteria
HLA Core Lab Services Fresh or frozen blood, genomic DNA, buccal swabs, and cryopreserved cells (minimum of 5 million)have all been validated for testing No special sample shipping requirements
HLA Typing One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube or 3 buccal swabs. Other anticoagulants accepted Room Temperature 5 days
KIR Typing One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube or 3 buccal swabs. Other anticoagulants accepted Room Temperature 5 days
Drug Sensitivity One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube or 3 buccal swabs. Other anticoagulants accepted Room Temperature 5 days
Disease Associations One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube or 3 buccal swabs. Other anticoagulants accepted Room Temperature 5 days
Engraftment Monitoring Pre-transplant (Recipient and Donor): One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube of whole blood OR 4 buccal swab (click here for instructions)

Post-transplant Without Cell Enrichment (Recipient): One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube of whole blood or bone marrow

Post-transplant With Cell Enrichment (Recipient): Three 5-mL EDTA (purple top) tube of whole blood or bone marrow

Overnight Samples at Room Temperature 5 days

Cell enrichment must be received within 24 hours of draw

Engraftment Monitoring when pre-transplantation testing was NOT performed by Kashi Clinical Laboratories Recipient: buccal swabs from the recipient may be submitted to serve as a substitute for pre-transplantation blood samples, or a sample of pre-transplant extracted DNA may be submitted. Overnight Samples at Room Temperature 5 days
TRALI Services One 5-mL EDTA (purple top)

Kept at room temperature for up to 3 days

Overnight at room temperature 3 days
HLA Antibody Testing One 5-mL EDTA (purple top) kept at room temperature for up to 3 days. Plasma in EDTA may also be submitted and can be kept refrigerated up to 6 days Overnight at room temperature 3 days

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