Glossary Term

Histocompatibility Laboratory

A histocompatibility laboratory is a member of the OPTN. A histocompatibility laboratory member is any histocompatibility laboratory that performs histocompatibility testing, including but not limited to, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing, antibody screening, compatibility testing, or crossmatching, and serves at least one transplant hospital member or OPO. Histocompatibility laboratory members are either independent or hospital-based. See also Independent Histocompatibility Laboratory and Hospital- based Histocompatibility Laboratory definitions in the OPTN Bylaws. (OPTN Policy Definitions May 2021)