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Diagnostic Services: Saskatchewan Centre

Canadian Blood Services provides screening of pregnant women for blood type and red cell antibodies to assist health care providers in ensuring appropriate management of a pregnancy for both the mother and baby in order to prevent Hemolytic Disease of Fetus and Newborn. Canadian Blood Services also provides transfusion medicine (pre-transfusion compatibility) services for a number of health care facilities that currently do not perform these tests. In addition, the Canadian Blood Services’ Laboratory provides serological investigation reference services and has access to rare cells and anti-sera that may be useful for identifying antibodies to high and low incidence antigens.

Services
Test Request / Sample Requirements

Perinatal Services

Test

Sample Requirements

Form / Comments

  • Perinatal Mother Sample
2 X 5 ml EDTA Requisition:  (PDF)
  • Father Sample
2 X 5 ml EDTA Requisition:  (PDF)
Indicate mother’s name on requisition
  • Cord Sample
EDTA or Clotted Requisition:  (PDF)
Indicate mother’s name on requisition
Crossmatch / Reference Services

Test

Sample Requirements

Form / Comments

  • Crossmatch / Antibody Investigations
3 X 5 ml EDTA

Requisition:

Request for Crossmatch/Antibody Investigation (PDF)

Crossmatch Specimen Shipment Information (PDF)

  • Transfusion Reaction Investigation
2 X 5 ml EDTA

Requisition:

Request for Crossmatch/Antibody Investigation (PDF).

Crossmatch Specimen Shipment Information (PDF)

  • Submit a pre-transfusion sample if initial testing not performed at Canadian Blood Services
  • Forward for testing as soon as possible
  • Submit segments from implicated donor unit(s)