HLA Typing Resources
Explore HLA resources and education to learn more about HLA and the search process.
- Education Series
The HLA education series targets a wide range of knowledge levels around the role of HLA in cellular transplantation. This series is only available to network members.
- It's Not Me: The Role of HLA in Tissue Compatibility
Learn about the basic concepts in the recognition of foreign HLA by the immune system and the application of these concepts to mismatched donor selection based on non-inherited maternal antigens or the presence of donor-specific antibodies to HLA will be discussed.
- Allele Code Mailing List
Subscribe to the NMDP allele code e-mail list, which is sent automatically to you.
- DNA Type Lookup Tool
Identify or expand a specific NMDP allele code, which may be used when reporting results of intermediate-resolution HLA typing or when evaluating associated allele combinations.
- Haplotype Frequencies
Includes haplotype associations and allele frequency data for various race and ethnic populations.
- HLA Typing Resources
Provides examples and references for laboratories interested in implementing high-resolution HLA typing.
- 2012 Common Well Documented (CWD) Allele Manuscript (PDF) and Catalogue (PDF)
CWD manuscript and catalogue contain a list of alleles considered common and/or well-documented in the worldwide population.
- Non-CWD HLA Alleles
Alleles not included in the CWD manuscript are listed for reference.
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust, HLA Informatics Group Website
- HLA Nomenclature Information
General education about scientific classification of HLA.
- The HLA Dictionary 2008
A summary of alleles and their association with serologically defined antigens.
- HLA Nomenclature Reports
WHO Nomenclature Committee reports for factors of the HLA system.
- HLA Nomenclature Updates
A monthly update of the HLA Nomenclature Report.
IMGT/HLA Sequence Database Website
Specialists use this database to locate sequences of the human major histocompatibility complex (HLA). It includes the official sequences for the World Health Organization (WHO) HLA Nomenclature Committee for Factors of the HLA System. The IMGT/HLA Database is part of the international ImMunoGeneTics (IMGT) project.
- HLA Sequence Data
Research information such as the quarterly "HLA Class I and II Sequence Alignments"
American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) Website
ASHI is an international society of professionals dedicated to advancing the science, education, and application of immunogenetics and transplant immunology.