The HLA/Immunogenetics Laboratory at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center provides critical histocompatibility testing services for:
- Patients awaiting kidney, pancreas, and heart transplantation
- Patients requiring HLA-compatible platelet transfusions and/or bone marrow transplantation
- Patients with conditions or diseases associated with certain HLA antigens
Beginnings of the HLA Lab
Our laboratory began in 1969 when Eugene Heise, PhD, established one of the first clinical histocompatibility (HLA) laboratories. In 1970, Jesse Meredith, MD, performed the Medical Center's first transplant, an adult HLA-identical brother-to-brother living donor kidney transplant. Since then, our transplant program has attracted many patients, as well as nationally recognized faculty.
HLA Lab Partners
HLA Lab Accreditations