The Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory provides support for the Tulane Abdominal Transplant Unit (TATU), which transplants kidney, liver, heart and pancreas. The lab also provides support for allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplantation. This includes typing individuals' genes within the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) or "HLA" in order to determine the level of phenotypic and/or genetic HLA identity between individuals. Testing also includes crossmatching between recipient sera and donor lymphocytes; antibody screening to determine the level of sensitization and specificity of antibodies to HLA antigens in the general population. The laboratory also provides HLA typing for disease association with certain HLA antigens and other non-transplant related reasons, including research.
The Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Laboratory provides the following testing services:
HLA DNA Typing
HLA Antibody Measurement
Flow Cytometric Crossmatching