HLA Typing pp 101-113 | Cite as

Application of High-Throughput Next-Generation Sequencing for HLA Typing on Buccal Extracted DNA

  • Yuxin Yin
  • James Lan
  • Qiuheng ZhangEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1802)


Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is increasingly recognized for its ability to deliver high-resolution and high-throughput HLA genotyping. As a result, there is active interest in applying NGS technologies to perform high volume bone marrow donor recruitment typing. Currently, buccal-based DNA specimens are considered a noninvasive and cost-effective method for registry typing. Here, we describe the feasibility of using long-range PCR and clonal sequencing by Illumina MiSeq to deliver unambiguous HLA typing on buccal-based donor recruitment samples.


Human leukocyte antigen Next-generation sequencing Illumina MiSeq Donor recruitment samples Buccal extracted DNA 



This work was supported by NMDP for RFQ#C14-0040 and UCLA immunogenetics Center for HLA NGS-based development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology & Laboratory MedicineUCLA Immunogenetics CenterLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Nephrology and Kidney TransplantationUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver General HospitalVancouverCanada

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