The Immunology Service based in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, is a regional consultant led diagnostic and clinical immunology service.
The Diagnostic Immunology Service has two laboratories ( Both open 09.00 – 17.00 hrs Monday – Friday).
Clinical Immunology Laboratory based at the LGI providing tests related to autoimmunity, allergy, immunochemistry and antibody deficiency.
Clinical Immunology does not provide an out of hours laboratory service.
Transplantation and Cellular Immunology based at St James providing histocompatibility testing, immunosuppressant monitoring and tests of cellular immune function.
There is an ‘out of hours’ Tissue Typing laboratory service for renal transplantation only. Contact the duty scientist via SJUH switchboard.
The Clinical Immunology and Allergy Unit, based in Beckett Wing at St. James, provides a regional clinical service for primary immunodeficiency and allergy
Newsflash: see Immunology News link re: Change to the reference range and interpretation of Voltage-gated Potassium Channel (VGKC) Antibodies (October 2016).
Immunology Request Forms
Immunology request forms.
Aquaporin-4 (NMO) Ab request form. Samples received without a complete Diagnostic and Advisory Service for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) referral form will not be referred for this test. Samples will be retained in the Immunology Laboratory.
Requesting Translpant Immunology Tests via ICE requesting: Only HLA B27 and HLA B57 can be requested via the ICE / order comms system. Transplant Immunology tests that are NOT available as an ICE requests are: Flow cytometry cross match, HLA cross match, lymphocytotoxic antibodies and lymphocytotoxic cross match. Please use paper requests for these tests or contact the laboratory (0113 20 66278).
For samples received into the Immunology laboratory and for those when referral is needed it is a requirement that there is patient consent to disclose clinical information and family history to relevant healthcare professionals as required for the purposes of diagnosis and patient management. On receipt of samples for testing the Immunology laboratory assumes that this consent has been given.
Immunology Key Links
Clinical Protocols and Guidelines
Transplant Immunology Prospectus
Immunogenetic Markers Leaflet
Renal Transplant Donors Leaflet
Renal Transplant Patients Leaflet
Stem Cell Transplant Donors Leaflet
Stem Cell Transplant Patients Leaflet
Carbamazepine Information Sheet
Hand Transplant Patients Leaflet
Immunology Test Repertoire and Turn around times
These found on the Test and Tubes data base. You can also follow this link: List Departments which provide Tests'