If a hospital requires confirmation or assistance in identification of antibodies, an Immunohematology Consultation Request form (link below and in BloodHub) must be completed and accompany the samples. The blood center will provide transportation of the sample.
It is important to include as much information as possible to assist the Blood Center in antibody resolution.
After identification, an initial report is provided to your hospital laboratory by phone, then the report is placed in BloodHub. The Blood Center will place a final report in BloodHub reviewed by the Medical Director. If units are required, the Blood Center will screen the large known antigen database and inventory for our donors to assist with providing antigen negative units. MVRBC participates in the American Rare Donor Program which can be used to locate extremely rare donor units.
forms & services
Immunohematology Consultation Request Form (Z-001)
Please download, print and fax this form to request an Immunohematology Consultation.
Reference Laboratory Sample Requirements and Service Details
Acceptable Specimen Types and Transportation/Storage Requirements
Platelet Antibody Screen and ID
our reference laboratories
Davenport, Iowa Laboratory
Monona/Madison, Wisconsin Laboratory
Springfield, Illinois Laboratory - IRL
St. Louis Laboratory