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Reference Services

Diagnostic Services: Brampton Testing

Canadian Blood Services provides serological investigation services for Health Care facilities. Samples are submitted for antibody identification and other serological testing. The laboratory has access to rare cells and anti-sera that may be useful for performing complex investigations.

Samples from patients involved in TRALI (Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury) are also accepted for investigation.

Reference Test Request / Sample Requirements




Red cell antibody investigation 20 mL EDTA F800437 Request for Serological Investigation (PDF)
Fax (905-494-8131) completed form prior to sending samples
TRALI Investigation pre-TRALI:
1x7mL separated serum (not collected in SST gel) post-TRALI:
1x7mL separated serum (not collected in SST gel) and 1x7ml unopened EDTA
1000104723 TRALI Patient Data form