Blood Bank

Preferred Sample Type

Abnormal antibody Investigation / X-Matching

Suitable Specimen Types

  • EDTA Whole Blood
3x 6mL

Abnormal antibody Investigation / X-Matching

General Information

Positive antibody screens are investigated locally in Blood Bank. Turnaround time 24 hours

Some samples may need referring to NHSBT for further investigation.

Turnaround Time 10 days

Please ensure when additional samples are requested for antibody investigation they are sent to Blood Bank as soon as possibble in order to allow any blood products to be available without unneccesary delay


Send to NHSBT Birmingham


  • EQA Scheme?: Yes
  • EQA Status: NEQAS

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The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

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