Vikram Pattanayak, MD, PhD - Director of Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Hours: Laboratory Hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (an on-call technologist is available at all other times)
The Histocompatibility Laboratory is ASHI-certified and performs the testing required for bone marrow and solid organ transplantation services at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The HLA lab supports patients prior to transplant by managing and storing samples, typing recipients and living donors, performing antibody screens, living donor crossmatches, and providing consultation on deceased donor offers in real time. The lab also performs and interprets antibody screens for Donor Specific Antibodies (DSA) after transplant.
The lab also does HLA typing and antibody testing required by the Mass General Blood Transfusion Service and Blood Donor Center. Total HLA lab test volume is approximately 11,000 tests per year.
- Vikram Pattanayak, MD, PhD - Director of Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory
- Grace Mahowald, MD, PhD - Assistant Director of Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory
- Department of Pathology
- Director, Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Assistant in Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Instructor in Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Pathology's Annual Volume: Did you know?
Our annual volume exceeds 13 million clinical lab tests, 90,000 surgical specimens, 40,000 cytopathology specimens, and 30,000 blood transfusions
It is estimated that 70% of medical decision making is derived from laboratory results