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Kpa/Kpb Genotyping

Order Code: 3856

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Test Information

Genotyping for the Kell (Kpa, Kpb) antigens, used in the context of hemolytic disease of the newborn or fetus

Sample Requirements

Fetal: Amniotic Fluid, CVS, Cultured Amniocytes, Cultured CVS, or Fetal Blood; Parental/Patient: EDTA Whole Blood (lavender top)

Shipping Information

Room Temperature

Requested Volume

Fetal: 7-15 ml Amniotic Fluid or 5-10 mg CVS, backup culture of Amniocytes or CVS is highly recommended; Two T25 flasks Cultured Amniocytes or CVS (2x10^6 minimum); Parental/Patient: 3-5 ml

Minimum/Pediatric Volume

Fetal: Call Laboratory; Parental/Patient: 2 ml

CPT Codes

Fetal: 81479; Blood: 81479


Allele-Specific PCR

Turnaround Time

4-6 days


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