Canadian Blood Services Diagnostic Services Laboratories and the National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (NIRL) located in Brampton 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
If you require any of our laboratory reports in an accessible format, please contact your local Hospital Liaison Specialist.
Alert Message: Starting April 1st, 2020, please send patient samples requiring antibody investigation and/or genotype testing currently sent to the National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (NIRL) in Ottawa to the following address: 100 Parkshore Drive, Brampton, ON, L6T 5M1. Please refer to Customer Letter 2020-02 for additional information.