<%@LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> MGH Lab Handbook - Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory
(Tissue Typing/HLA)

Director: Susan Saidman, Ph.D. x4-3767 or 6-3722
Supervisor: Timothy Girouard 6-3722 or x4-3301

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 done.

4. Personnel on Call: Technical personnel are on-call 24 hours/day. All STAT calls should be initiated by calling beeper #27076.

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