Immunogenetics/HLA Lab 

Immunogenetics/HLA Lab 

Laboratory Certification

The HLA Laboratory is certified by the State of Florida (License #800000135) and by the College of American Pathology (License #15309-01) and by CLIA (License #10D0700790) and by the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (License # 03-3-FL-17-1) and by the New York State Department of Health (CQ code CHANY2). We have participated in quality control tests/surveys administered by the College of American Pathologists and others since 1982.

Laboratory Personnel

Director: Dr. Yenhui Chang, MD, Ph.D.
Laboratory Operations Manager: Diane Kracht
Supervisor: Cherry Jo Pascual, MS, MT

Florida Licensed Laboratory Supervisor in: Serology

Laboratory Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Weekend and holidays: Closed

Specimens are accepted 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week through the Main Clinical Laboratory.


Located in the Outpatient Care Center, the HLA laboratory is a full service facility and is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments including: ABI 3500XL Genetic Analyzer, Luminex 200; Eppendorf epMotion 5075 robotic liquid handler; I-Prep automated DNA extractor, RoboSeq cell isolation instrument, Nano Drop spectrophotometer, Kodak EDAS 290 photodocumentation system, E-gel electrophoresis system, PCR thermocyclers, Next Generation sequencer, etc.

The HLA lab provides services in the following sub-sections: HLA typing for stem cell transplantation; HLA typing for disease association; Lineage-specific cell isolation for STR analysis, Primary Immunodeficiency diseases by Next Generation
Sequencing (NGS).

Contact Information

Immunogenetics/HLA Lab : 727-767-4976
Director: 727-767-4230
Main Fax: 727-767-8367