Category: News

Second virtual Extramural Meeting

Herewith, we invite you to join the 2nd virtual ET Tissue Typers Extramural meeting on Friday 26th of November 2021, from 10:00 – 12:00, hosted through Microsoft Teams. We will discuss the 2020 patient based cases, news from the TTAC and the upcoming virtual crossmatch. The meeting will be concluded with a scientific presentation on antibody-verified eplets.

Registration is required; please see the ETRL 2021 Autumn newsletter for more information. Certificates will be sent by e-mail after the meeting.

ETRL autumn Newsletter published

The 2021 autumn Newsletter has been published and contains information on the 2nd virtual Extramural meeting, the developments on the HML data standard in ET, as well as EPT news and the EPT shipment dates for next year.

New AM Program publication

A new paper regarding the AM program has been published in Frontiers of Immunology as part of the research topic Sensitization and Desensitization in Organ Transplantation. The article describes the AM program and contains new data on AM offer and transplant rate, as well as the 15 year graft survival in the AM program. The paper can be found here.

ETRL spring Newsletter published

The 2021 spring Newsletter has been published and contains information on a number of changes in the AM program, the results from the recent survey on future HLA typing data communication, and some changes in the EPT website.


Address change

Please note that there will be a change of location for the shipment of samples. Phone numbers remain unchanged.

From the 3rd of February 2021 please send sera from AM program candidates to:

ETRL, M.J.H. van der Linden
LUMC, reception HLA laboratory
Internal postcode L2-Q
Room L2-76
Route 854
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
The Netherlands

EPT dates for 2021 published

The dates for the various EPT exercises for 2021 have been sent to the participating laboratories and have been published on our website. In case one of these dates interferes with some special events, please inform us as soon as possible.

Sample shipments

Shipping dateTyping Dispatch (n)Deadline Typing/XM ReportCrossmatch Dispatch*Screening Dispatch*Deadline screening Report
23-02-2021309-03-2021EPT-XM-A, B, CEPT-Scr-A-L06-07-2021
13-04-2021327-04-2021EPT-XM-D, E, Fxx
15-06-2021329-06-2021EPT-XM-G, H, Ixx
21-09-2021305-10-2021EPT-XM-J, K, Lxx
*Please note that for screening and cross matching different sera are shipped

Extra shipment 2021Deadline XM/TypingDeadline Screening

Patient-based cases

Information/form sentDeadline