NEW YORK, Sept. 19 – Orchid Biosciences has received approval from the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics to conduct human leukocyte antigen (HLA) testing using Luminex’ LabMap platform, Orchid said on Wednesday.

The company is the first to be certified to perform the testing with the LabMap platform, a bead-based system for DNA analysis.

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