Ordering Recommendation

Determine if the Kp(a) (KEL3) antigen is expressed on the patient's red blood cells.

Mnemonic

P-KPA_IRL

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Performed

Monday-Friday

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: 1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 Week; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

By Report

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Hotline History

N/A

CPT Codes

86905

Components

Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013691 Kpa Pt Antigen Typing IRL
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Aliases

  • KEL3 antigen
Kpa Pt Antigen Typing IRL