The focus of the HLA Laboratory is tissue typing for bone marrow and renal (both live and deceased donor) transplants. The principle areas of testing are antibody specificity, human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching, cross matching, and antibody investigations.
The laboratory is located at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. The HLA laboratory includes a head of service, medical directors, medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants.
This laboratory is predominantly a daytime operation, but provides 24/7 on-call coverage for deceased donor typing.