Transplantation Services

Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services (TIS) delivers agile and efficient transplantation and immunogenetics testing services and scientific expertise nationally to meet current and future demands for stem cell and organ transplantation and immunogenetics requirements.

TIS provide transplantation matching laboratories in Sydney (NTIS), Melbourne (VTIS) and Adelaide (SATIS), with a 24 hour on-call service for deceased organ donor matching. The TIS laboratories also provide disease association genetics and pharmacogenetic testing.

The Brisbane (QTIS) and Melbourne (VTIS) Platelet and Neutrophil Laboratories are national platelet and neutrophil reference laboratory services providing specialised testing for platelet and neutrophil immunobiology and related transfusion reactions.

Human leucocyte antigen (HLA) compatible platelet searching and matching is performed in Sydney (NTIS) and Melbourne (VTIS) for patients nationally, as well as diagnostic investigations for specialised transfusion reactions. The Transplantation and Immunogenetics service also provides HLA typing for the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) donors, and Cord Blood banks.

Transplantation and Immunogentics laboratory sample collection guidelines and request forms are located in the Related Topics Menu and in the Forms section under Resources.

For test requests, such as HLA typing, HLA antibody identification or crossmatching, performed by the Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services laboratories, refer to the relevant state laboratory sample requirements and request forms located in the Related Topics list.

For any Platelet or Neutrophil testing requests refer to the National - Platelet and Neutrophil Sample Collection Guidelines, complete a National Platelet and Neutrophil Investigation Request form and send this form with any applicable samples to the relevant testing laboratory. 

 

Laboratory hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, booking and sample queries

Phone: 02 9234 2322

Fax: 02 9234 2326

Email: DL-NSWTTCBO@redcrossblood.org.au

Postal address

NSW Transplantation & Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Sydney Processing Centre

17 O'Riordan Street

Alexandria NSW 2015

Delivery address for specimens/goods/couriers

NTIS

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Dock A Blood Inwards

17 O'Riordan Street

Alexandria NSW 2015

Laboratory management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Narelle Watson, Laboratory Manager

Lyanne Weston, Deputy Manager

Louise Goddard, Operations Manager

Laboratory hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, booking and sample queries

Phone: 03 9694 0354

Fax: 03 9328 8232

Email: vtis@redcrossblood.org.au

  • All PTP and NAIT cases must be booked in prior to sample collections

Postal address

Victorian Transplantation & Immunogenetics Services

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

PO Box 354

South Melbourne VIC 3205

Delivery address for specimens/goods/couriers

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

Melbourne Processing Centre

100-154 Batman Street

West Melbourne VIC 3003

Laboratory management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Mary Diviney, Laboratory Manager

Cathie Hart, Deputy Manager

Laboratory hours

8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, booking and sample queries

Laboratory phone: 08 8417 3000

Fax: 08 8417 3097

Email: tissuetypingsa@redcrossblood.org.au

Postal address

South Australian Transplantation & Immunogenetics Laboratory

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

5th Floor Rieger Building (CR5)

Women's and Children's Hospital

72 King William Road

North Adelaide SA 5006

Delivery address for specimens/goods/couriers

Women's and Children's Hospital

South Australian Transplantation and Immunogenetics Laboratory

C/O Core Laboratory

Level 4, Rieger Building

72 King William Road

North Adelaide SA 5006

Laboratory management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Ian Humphreys, Acting Laboratory Manager

Adrian Fleet, Second-in-charge

Laboratory hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Public holidays excluded)

Testing, booking and sample queries

Phone: 07 3838 9173 or 07 3838 9487

Fax: 07 3838 9414

Postal address

Platelet & Neutrophil Reference Lab

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

PO Box 1197 

Stafford QLD 4053

Delivery address for specimens/goods/couriers

Platelet & Neutrophil Reference Lab

Australian Red Cross Lifeblood

44 Musk Avenue (deliveries via Blamey Street)

Kelvin Grove Brisbane QLD 4059

Laboratory management

Rhonda Holdsworth, National Manager

Gail Pahn, Laboratory Manager

Mark Burton, Second-in-charge