The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (Transplant Immunology)

The Transplant Immunology Laboratory performs investigations in determination of donor and recipient compatibility for transplantation. These investigations are of two main types – ‘tissue typing’ which facilitates donor-recipient matching and serum screening/crossmatching, which determines recipient sensitisation against putative donor antigens. From results of these tests advice will be given to clinical colleagues regarding progression of patients to transplantation and on their post-transplant management.

A copy of the Service Prospectus is available on request from the laboratory.

Patient information pamphlets are available on request for a range of topics, including renal patients, renal donors, HSCT patients, HSCT donors and disease association (see Transplant Immunology Useful Information).

The Transplant Laboratory service is open from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.

There is an out of hours laboratory service for deceased donor transplantation ONLY.

The laboratory is located at St. James' University Hospital.

Transplant Immunology Laboratory
Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Level 09, Gledhow Wing
St James’ University Hospital
Beckett Street
Leeds, LS9 7TF



Transplant Immunology enquiries

0113 206 4579

Out of hours enquiries should be made via the Leeds Teaching Hospitals switchboard 0113 243 2799


Transplant Immunology Contacts

Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Service

Brendan Clark


Principal Clinical Scientist

Katherine Mounsey


Principal Clinical Scientist

Neil Marsden


Laboratory Operational Lead

Katherine Cullen