HLA & Immunogenetics
The HLA and Immunogenetics Laboratory at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute provides state-of-the-art HLA typing for pharmacogenetics, tumor vaccination, immunotherapy, disease association, and other clinical and research applications.
- Low/intermediate resolution typing by PCR-SSO (sequence specific oligonucleotides)
- High resolution sequence based typing (SBT)
- National laboratory benefits
- The convenience of our nationwide Patient Service Centers
- Samples are typed in a single central laboratory for ease of integrating results
- ASHI accredited
Under Maria Bettinotti, PhD, D(ABHI), the mission of the HLA Laboratory is to offer the highest level of laboratory testing and clinical/scientific consultation in order to promote the best possible patient care.
Maria P. Bettinotti, PhD, D(ABHI)
Dr. Bettinotti is board certified by the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ABHI) and accredited as Laboratory Director by the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI). After obtaining a Ph.D. in Human Biology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich, she pursued a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles, focused on HLA sequence-based typing.
Dr. Bettinotti joined the National Institutes of Health as staff scientist at the Department of Transfusion Medicine in 1996. The focus of her work has been both clinical and research, first as a member of the HLA laboratory and later starting the Molecular Immunology Laboratory. She has published more than 30 scientific papers in her specialty.
For questions, contact client services at 800-336-3718.