DIRECTOR: Susan Saidman, Ph.D. x4-3767 or 6-3722
SUPERVISOR: Donna Fitzpatrick x4-3301 or 6-3722
The Histocompatibility Laboratory of the Blood Transfusion Service
(Jackson 2) operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. This
laboratory is a specialized support service, primarily for the Transplantation
programs, and cannot accept full HLA typings, antibody screens,
and/or lymphocytoxicity crossmatches for any other purposes (i.e.,
disease association) without prior consultation.
1. Sample Delivery - Specimens should be delivered to
the Blood Transfusion Service Laboratory Receiving Area (Gray 2),
which is open 24 hours/day.
2. Sample Identification - All specimens must be labeled
with the patient’s full name and unit number, and must be
accompanied by a Histocompatibility Lab Requisition (Form #70270).
3. Criteria for Refusal of Specimens - The laboratory
reserves the right to refuse any sample that is not properly labeled,
is collected in the wrong tube or if consult is required and not
4. Personnel on Call: Technical personnel are on-call
24 hours/day. All STAT calls should be initiated by calling beeper