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Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics

About us

The National Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Service for Solid Organ Transplantation (NHISSOT) was set up to provide a nationwide transplant immunology service for solid organ transplantation, including HLA typing and crossmatching donors and recipients for solid organ transplants.

The department offers a service to the renal, pancreatic, liver, cardiac and lung transplant services and will facilitate the needs of any of the corneal transplant units in the country as required.

The H&I department is accredited by EFI (European Federation for Immunogenetics).

The H&I department is committed to providing and maintaining a service of the highest quality by strictly adhering to policies and procedures that are in place to ensure standards are being maintained.

The Beaumont Hospital Laboratory Users Guide identifies the services and tests available in the H&I department. It provides details of the tests available, their specimen requirements, as well as appropriate background information.


Routine and Urgent service - Laboratory hours are from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  The laboratory is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays

On-Call - The Department provides an out-of-hours service 365 days a year and has a mobile phone for contacting the Medical Scientist on duty: 087 2615 112.



  • Telephone: (01) 809 2650 or (01) 809 2651
  • Fax: (01) 809 2106

Dr Mary Keogan, Consultant Immunologist

  • Telephone : (01) 809 3377 (H&I Secretary)
  • E-mail:
  • Out-of-hours: please ring the Beaumont Hospital switch at (01) 809 3000 or (01) 837 7755.

Ms Geraldine Donnelly, Chief Medical Scientist

Departmental Secretary

  • Telephone: (01) 809 3377


Department of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Beaumont Hospital, PO Box 1297, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9