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Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

Welcome to the H&I services web page.

The H&I laboratory is located on Level 1 of the Laboratory Medicine Building at Gartnavel General Hospital (GGH), Glasgow.

It offers a comprehensive range of molecular, serological and cellular tests which support solid organ transplantation (kidney and heart), haematopoietic progenitor cell (HPC) transplantation, disease association testing and pharmacogenetic testing.

Contacting the Laboratory:

Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory,
Gartnavel General Hospital,
Level 1, Laboratory Medicine Building,
21, Shelley Road,
G12 0ZD

Laboratory Enquiries:

Telephone: 0141 301 7755
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours:

Normal working hours - Monday - Friday 8.00 – 16.30

24 hour transplant on-call service

An on call service is provided to facilitate kidney and heart transplantation. Contact can be made via the GGH switchboard. Please ask for the on-call tissue typist.
A one in four on-call Consultant / Principal Clinical Scientist rota is shared with the H&I service in Edinburgh. Scientists are contacted directly for virtual crossmatch queries, and indirectly via the on-call tissue-typist.

Deliveries, Parking and Visitors:

Deliveries - Routine samples are delivered to the H&I laboratory. Out of hours, urgent samples must be delivered to the sample drop box located at the front door to 21 Shelley Road when agreed in advance with the on call scientist. Entrance to the building for deliveries is obtained via intercom. Small goods may be delivered via the side entrance. If lift access is required, this must be requested via the laboratory.

Parking - Parking is accessible in the nearby NHS car park (maximum 4 hours) or at a charged parking facility at the Leonardo Inn hotel.

Visitors - Visitors are seen by appointment only.

This site will allow you to access key departmental documents and useful information for both users and staff.  We have included links to some useful web sites that you will find informative and useful. This site includes:-


Last Updated: 16 November 2020