Test Repertoire (Blood Bank)

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  • Blood grouping. 
  • Red cell antibody screening and antibody identification. 
  • Red cell phenotopying. 
  • Compatibility testing. 
  • Direct antiglobulin test. 
  • Kleihauer (estimation of foetal-maternal Haemorrhage). 
  • ABO Titres

SAMPLE REFERRALS

The Blood Transfusion department will refer samples to the NHS Blood and Transplant Reference (NHSBT) Laboratories for the following tests:
  • Platelet Immunology
  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia screen (H.I.T)

Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (H&I)
NHSBT, Filton,
North Bristol Park
Northway
Filton
Bristol
BS34 7QH

Additional information relating to the latest guidelines for HIT can be viewed by clicking on the link: www.bcshguidelines.com/documents/hit_2205_2006.pdf

  • HLA and Tissue typing

Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics (H&I)
NHSBT, Birmingham
Vincent Drive
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 2SG

  • Complex antibody identification and complex crossmatches
  • Donath Landsteiner screening test

Red Cell Immunohaematology (RCI)
NHSBT Birmingham
Vincent Drive
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 2SG

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