Reference Lab

About Kentucky Blood Center's Reference Lab

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From routine screenings to the most complex antibody investigations, Kentucky Blood Center delivers the professional expertise and quality products hospitals and blood centers across the country need to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients. Our AABB-accredited Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL) provides: 

  • ABO and Rh typing, including resolution of discrepancies
  • Detection and identification of red cell antibodies
  • Compatibility testing
  • Direct Antiglobulin Testing (DAT)
  • Elution studies
  • Antibody titrations
  • Antibody neutralizations
  • Enzyme-treatment of red cells, for antibody identification and adsorptions
  • Use of reducing agents
  • Cell separation
  • Immunoglobulin removal from red blood cells
  • Autologous and allogeneic adsorptions
  • Red cell antigen typings
  • Transfusion reaction investigations
  • Provision of HLA-selected platelet pheresis products
  • Hospital inventory searching for historically antigen negative units

With a team of laboratory staff members that includes certified specialists in blood banking (SBB), customer support is available from highly-trained lab technologists, with on-call technologists available after-hours and on holidays. 

Kentucky Blood Center is an accredited partner of the American Rare Donor Program.

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