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Donation & Transplantation

8154 Forest Hill Ave, Suite 3
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 323-9890
Toll Free: (800) 543-6399
FAX: (804) 323-1300

American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation
Basic Histocompatibility Course

The Basic Course is offered biennially and alternates with the Specialists Course.

To provide the technician/technologist with a well-rounded background in basic transplant immunology and related laboratory skills.

To meet the needs of the beginning HLA technician/technologist by providing pertinent information about HLA testing, methodologies, and information necessary to meet the ASHI Statement of Competency.

Each student will receive a comprehensive course syllabus containing:
Outline of each lecture
Notes for each lecture

Applicant Requirements:
Minimum of three months experience in an HLA Laboatory.
B.S. degree in an appropriate biological science or MT(ASCP) or other appropriate registry.

Curriculum Outline

  • Laboratory Principles
    - General laboratory skills
    - The practicalities of tissue typing
    - Specimen collection, processing & handling
    - Instrumentation & equipment
    - Reagent preparation & quality control
    - Laboratory mathematics
    - Quality assurance
    - Other related techniques

  • Scientific Background
    - Basic immunology
    - Genetics & histocompatibility
    - Crossmatching
    - Complement
    - Cellular immunology & assays
    - Antibody screening
    - Transplantation
    - Molecular Genetics
    - Parentage Determination
    - Flow Cytometry

General Information

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, breaks and lunch daily as well as welcome reception.
Hotel, transportation and other arrangements/costs are the student's responsibility.
The official language for the course is English.
The course is ABHI certified.

Please contact Arlene Skinner for additional information.
804 323-9890


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