The Histocompatibility Laboratory, under the lead of Catherine Gebhart, Ph.D. provides testing services to support solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs at Nebraska Medicine and throughout the region. In addition, the laboratory provides state-of-art human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing to assist in assessment of disease associations and in a variety of medical situations, including platelet transfusion and drug sensitivity profiling.

A broad menu of HLA typing, HLA antibody screening, and lymphocyte crossmatching services are offered including:

The laboratory is accredited by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI). Laboratory technologists are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP), including five who have earned the “Histocompatibility Specialist” designation (CHS) from American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI).

The laboratory directors and staff are available for consultation. General questions regarding testing availability can be directed to Sophie Hauxwell 402 559-5104 or to the laboratory 402 559-7625. Medical or technical questions can be directed to Dr. Catherine Gebhart at 402 559-7625.