Laboratory Services

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Laboratory Services

Overview

Canadian Blood Services Diagnostic Services Laboratories, National Platelet Immunology Reference Laboratory (NPIRL) and the National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (NIRL) provide a broad range of routine and referral services including perinatal testing, pre and post transfusion testing, routine and complex antibody investigations, transfusion reaction investigations, and assistance in finding the most suitable components for patients. We also provide red blood cell and platelet antigen genotyping, along with consultation services to support hospitals, clinics and physicians.

Our laboratories use state of the art serological and molecular testing platforms and provide technical support and medical consultation to laboratory partners and health-care providers.

Laboratories are located in the following cities: Vancouver,  Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton and Ottawa.

If you require any of our laboratory reports in an accessible format, please contact your local Hospital Liaison Specialist.