Histocompatibility Laboratory

The Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory at Rhode Island Blood Center provides human leukocyte antigen testing and is an ASHI and CLIA accredited laboratory.


Services available include:


1. HLA Matched/Compatible Platelets

2. Antibody Screening

3. TRALI Testing

4. HLA Disease Association Examples

• Ankylosing spondylitis

• Celiac Disease

• Rheumatoid Arthritis

• Narcolepsy

• Birdshot Chorioretinopathy

• Multiple Sclerosis

• Other Markers

5. HLA-Associated Drug Sensitivity

• Abacavir Hypersensitivity

• Allopurinol-SCAR Hypersensitivity

• Carbamazepine

• Other Markers

6. HLA Antisera available for purchase

Transplant Clinical Testing

1. Molecular low and high resolution HLA typing for solid organ and bone marrow transplantation

2. Anti-HLA antibodies identification

3. Post-Transplant Donor Specific Antibody (DSA) Monitoring
4. Pre- and Post-Transplant Desensitization Monitoring



The HLA Laboratory is open 7 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

For questions regarding services, testing or pricing provided by the HLA Laboratory, please call the Laboratory Supervisor at 401-453-8554 or contact us by email: HLA.Lab@ribc.org