The Histocompatibility Laboratory at UHN is one of the largest in Canada. It provides testing services for both solid organ transplantation (kidney, liver, heart, lung, small bowel and pancreas) and allogeneic hematopoietic st​em cell transplantation (commonly referred to as bone marrow transplantation).

Tests and Consultations

  • High-resolution HLA typing by Next Generation Sequencing
  • Intermediate resolution HLA typing by RSSO
  • Rapid deceased donor HLA typing by RT-PCR
  • Single locus HLA typing for Disease Association and Pharmakogenetic Testing
  • Solid Phase HLA antibody identification by single antigen bead assay
  • Flow cytometry crossmatch
View and download requisition forms 


All documents are in PDF  format unless otherwise indicated.


Dr. Cybnthia Ellison 

Division Head: Dr. Cynthia Ellison
416 340 4800 ext. 5602

Wes Morrison 

Manager: Wes Morrison, MLT
416 340 4800 ext. 6698

Administrative Assistant: Lisa Brown |

Laboratory Directors

  • Cynthia Ellison, PhD F(ACHI), Co-Director and Division Head
  • Jeffrey Kiernan, PhD F(ACHI), Assistant Director
  • Jinguo Wang, PhD F(ACHI), Co-Director​

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