The HLA Laboratory, located at Arkansas Children's Hospital, is a service offered by UAMS. The HLA Laboratory supports the clinical solid organ transplantation programs for the state of Arkansas. These services include identification of specific tissue antigens including HLA-A, B, C, DR, DQ, lymphocytotoxicity cross matches and determining presence and specificity of circulating anti- HLA antibody. Please contact the HLA laboratory before sending samples.
Supports the clinical solid organ transplantation-deceased and live donor programs for the state of Arkansas
Supports HSC/BM transplantation-related and unrelated donors
Histocompatibility testing for other clinical purpose-disease studies
Identification of specific tissue antigens including HLA-A, B, C, DR, DQ, lymphocytotoxicity cross matches and determining presence and specificity of circulating anti-HLA antibody
Cardiothoracic Surgery services a full spectrum of pediatric heart surgeries, including complete repairs, palliative surgeries and heart transplantation.
The Electrophysiology Program offers specialized care for children who may have heart rhythm problems, such as arrhythmias, or children with pacemakers or other implantable devices.
The heart transplant program offers multiple bridge-to-transplant options such as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and Ventricular Assist Devices to extend wait times for eligible patients.
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