HLA A High Resolution

CPT: 81380
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Test Details


High resolution HLA typing is preferred for matching of bone marrow transplant donors and recipients. Other clinical indications may require high resolution typing to rule out alternative allele combinations.

High resolution Typing for HLA Class I will meet the following criteria: All ambiguities within exons 2 and 3 (which defines the antigen recognition site) and exon 4, will be resolved. Those ambiguities that remain will be reported as an allele code.


This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Sequence-based typing (SBT), sequence-specific oligonucleotide probes (SSOP), and/or sequence-specific primers (SSP) as needed to obtain the required resolution.

Specimen Requirements


Whole blood


7 mL

Minimum Volume

3 mL


Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature; protect from extreme heat or cold. Do not freeze.

Causes for Rejection

Hemolyzed specimen; clotted specimen; wrong specimen container

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

If you have questions, please call 800-533-1037 (HLA customer service) for assistance in selecting the proper HLA test for the patient.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
167377 HLA-A (HR) 019414 HLA-A 13298-5
167377 HLA-A (HR) 019415 HLA-A 13298-5
167377 HLA-A (HR) 167384 HLA Methodology 49549-9

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