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Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Avenue
P.O. Box 5045
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045
605-322-8000

HLA - Histocompatibility Laboratory

HLA Tech Specialist at LuminexThe Histocompatibility (HLA) Laboratory is our newest specialty laboratory section. Using the latest in multiplexing and molecular technology, together with specially trained personnel, this section does tissue typing for Human Antigens (HLA) as well as antibody testing for antibodies to these antigens.

Led by a specially certified leadership team comprised of HLA Technical Specialist Robert Bresler, Medical Director Jacqueline Choate, MD (Fellowship trained and Board Certified in Transfusion Medicine) and Technical Director Martin Oaks, PhD (ASHI Certified HLA Director); the team brings many years of histocompatibility experience to this new program.

Awards & Accreditations

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The first hospital laboratory in the United States to achieve Accreditation to the gold standard ISO-15189 Quality and Competence international standard in both Clinical and Anatomic Pathology.

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Other Awards & Accreditations

AABB Accredited

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Avera McKennan Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

FACT Accredited

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Avera McKennan Laboratory is accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).