Ordering Recommendation

Determine if the K (KEL1) antigen is expressed on the patient's red blood cells. To determine if the patient is heterozygous or homozygous for the K antigen, Cellano Antigen Typing - Patient (2007715) should also be ordered.

Mnemonic

K AG

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

1-3 days

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York DOH approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Do not freeze. Transport 7 mL whole blood. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Separator tubes.

Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Standard

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

86905

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2007732 K Antigen Typing, Patient
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Aliases

  • Big K Antigen Typing
  • K (Big) Antigen Typing
  • KEL1 antigen
Kell Antigen Typing - Patient