The Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLA Lab) provides testing to support hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplantations by performing HLA genotyping in donors and recipients to assess the closeness of match and identify mismatches; chimerism testing to evaluate for post-transplant engraftment; HLA antibody testing to identify anti-HLA antibodies; and flowcrossmatches to assess donor-recipient compatibility. In addition, the HLA Lab provides testing for transfusion medicine, as well as disease association and pharmacogenetics analysis.
The HLA Lab offers a full range of testing services to support hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplantations, transfusion medicine (blood product testing) and HLA-related disease association/pharmacogenetics analysis. We service Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and other transplantcenters and hospitals in the Bay Area and beyond.
As part of Stanford Blood Center (SBC), the HLA Lab is accredited by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), CLIA and the State of California for high complexity testing.
The Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLA Lab) offers:
- HLA typing, HLA antibody testing, flow crossmatches and chimerism testing for solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantations
- HLA-related disease associations and pharmacogenetic testing
- HLA platelet compatibility testing for platelet refractoriness