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Reference Services

Diagnostic Services: BC & Yukon Centre

Canadian Blood Services provides serological reference services including both simple and complex antibody investigations and has access to rare cells and anti-sera that may be useful for identifying antibodies to high and low prevalence antigens. The laboratory also provides screening for Platelet Antibodies and for HLA Antibodies.

Downloadable: Reference Test Request / Sample Requirements

Reference Test Request / Sample Requirements

TEST

SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS

FORM / COMMENTS

Red Cell Antibody Investigation 3 EDTA (6 or 7mL) Requisition: Diagnostic Services - Antibody Investigation Request (PDF) Forward samples as soon as possible. Include donor segments if incompatibility

Platelet Testing

  • Neonatal Platelet Investigation 

  • Post Transfusion Purpura

  • Platelet Allo Immunization

All platelet testing is currently done by Canadian Blood Services Winnipeg Platelet Immunology Laboratory.

 

BC and Yukon hospitals can either continue to forward samples and requisitions to BCY Diagnostic Services or forward platelet samples and requisitions directly to Canadian Blood Services, Winnipeg Platelet Immunology Laboratory.

 

For sample and requisition and shipping instructions access the Winnipeg webpage using the following pathway: blood.ca > Hospitals > Diagnostic Services > Winnipeg > Platelet Immunology Services (https://blood.ca/en/hospitals/winnipeg-centre/platelet-immunology-services). 

Hospital Autologous Donor Program

 

1 Clotted

(6 or 7mL) and 1 EDTA (6 or 7 mL)

Requisition: BCY Donor Testing Request and Report Form

Sample identification and requisition only require hospital assigned identification number, date of collection and phlebotomist’s initials.

Molecular Genotyping

Blood Group Genotyping

 

Refer to requisition for sample requirements

Requisition:

Forward samples and requisition directly to Canadian Blood Services, BCY Diagnostic Services. BCY Diagnostic Services will redirect to National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory

Requisition: Requisition for Blood Group Genotyping (Patient)

Molecular Genotyping

RHD Genotyping

Refer to requisition for sample requirements

Forward samples and requisition directly to Canadian Blood Services, BCY Diagnostic Services. BCY Diagnostic Services will redirect to CBS Edmonton Diagnostic Services laboratory.

Requisition: Request for RHD Genotyping (Edmonton)

IgA Testing Refer to requisition for sample requirements

Forward samples and requisition directly to Canadian Blood Services, BCY Diagnostic Services. BCY Diagnostic Services will redirect to CBS National Testing Laboratory

Requisition: IgA anti-IgA Patient Request Form

TRALI  (for hospital patients)

Pre-TRALI

Post-TRALI

1 Clotted

(6 or 7mL)

(not collected in SST gel)

1 Clotted

(6 or 7 mL)

(not collected in SST gel)

AND 1 EDTA

(6 or 7 mL) Unopened

Requisition: BCY TRALI Patient Data (4 pages)

 

CBS, BCY Diagnostic Services will send samples to CBS Winnipeg Platelet Immunology Laboratory.

for TRALI investigation.

 

(EDTA sample must remain unopened.)