Lavender (EDTA), Cord Blood (1 ml), or 4 buccal brushes
1ml (4ml if low WBC) or 4 buccal brushes
Buccal Brush Collection Instructions: Collect tissue by rolling the Buccal Brush firmly on the inside of the cheek, approximately 20 times on each side, making certain to move the brush over the entire cheek. 4 brushes should be collected per individual. Allow brushes to air dry for 10-15 minutes at room temperature. Return the dry brushes to their plastic sleeves and send to the laboratory.
Samples older than 72 hours. Mislabeled samples: Samples must be labeled with at least two different identifiers, date & time of collection, and collector's signature.
Monday- Friday (7:30AM- 5:00PM)
Sequence-Based Typing (SBT)
This test is for initial HLA typing of stem cell transplant patients and donors. High Resolution HLA Typing includes HLA-A, B, C, DRB1, and DQB1 loci. If patient has received multiple transfusion(s) within two weeks prior to collection, buccal cells are the recommended specimen type.