Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (H&I)

Our laboratories

NHSBT Specialist Services H&I laboratories provide a range of diagnostic and reference services to meet the needs of patients and those who treat them.

Our high quality services support the diagnosis and/or treatment of a variety of medical conditions and are relevant in the following clinical areas:

  • Solid organ transplantation and clinical advice for donor selection
  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and clinical advice for donor selection
  • Blood transfusion and transfusion reactions (SHOT)
  • Platelet refractoriness and provision of HLA/HPA selected components
  • Platelet immunology
  • Granulocyte immunology
  • Immunogenetics including diagnostic testing and pharmacogenetics

We are a national network of six laboratories located at NHSBT Barnsley, Birmingham, Colindale, Filton, Newcastle and Tooting.

To find out more about H&I tests and services see our user guide, contact your H&I laboratory or email HINatnl@nhsbt.nhs.uk.

Please note: this e-mail address is for general enquiries and may be read by a wide group of individuals. If your enquiry is regarding patient or donor results, please do not include personal identifiable details about the patient or donor in the e-mail. Please provide your hospital and the test requested and we will forward your enquiry to the appropriate laboratory, which will respond to you as soon as reasonably practicable to do so. 

Data protection

The email is intended for general enquiries, however if you use it to enquire about patient or donor results, you should not include any of the patient’s or donor’s personal details. This is in order to comply with data protection regulations. The details required are the name of the hospital and the name of the test requested.

2020 Immunogenetics Customer Satisfaction Survey

Thank you to those of you who completed our satisfaction survey and for all the valuable feedback you provided. The survey shows us where we are doing well and where we need to improve.

We know that surveys take time but be assured that your feedback helps us to focus on improving our services. The information we receive from our Voice of the Customer surveys enable us to develop actions that aim to improve performance, customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Read the survey (PDF 516KB)