Reference and Transfusion

Reference and Transfusion Services include an AABB certified Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) with a satellite AABB certified laboratory in Tyler. A staff of experienced SBBs and other specially trained technologists support these services, which include:

  • Compatibility testing (crossmatching) and detection of unexpected antibodies
  • Electronic crossmatching and transfusion services for in-house and remote facilities
  • Simple to very complex serological work-ups using a variety of techniques
  • A premier collection of frozen red cells and antibodies
  • An extensive antigen typed donor database to resolve complex antibody identification problems
  • Participation in nationwide searches through the American Rare Donor Program (ARDP)
  • The management of transfusion-related complications
  • Donor screening to identify rare blood group phenotypes
  • Molecular testing for patient and donor genotype determination
  • Assistance with clinical trials