Immunohematology Referral Testing Services – Brampton, ON - NIRL

The National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (NIRL) has been servicing the Canadian transfusion service community for over 50 years. NIRL staff provide testing and consultation to assist in resolving complex serological cases, selection of most appropriate blood for transfusion, providing information on rare blood group antibodies, and medical consultation.

The professional experienced staff has access to advanced serology testing, red cell genotype testing, and extensive rare red cell collection which enables the selection of the most appropriate red cell units. Testing is performed with rigorous quality standards and process controls.

As of April 01, 2020, the Brampton, ON, Diagnostic Services will be expanded to become the new National Immunohematology Reference Laboratory and continue to provide the same level of referral testing and consultation services to hospital customers. 

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Immunohematology Referral Requisitions and Forms

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REQUISITIONS AND FORMS

Red Cell Antibody Investigation 

Request for Serological Investigation (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Demande D'Investigation Serologique (PDF)
(Peut être rempli en ligne)

Discrepancy Resolution (ABO, Rh, Other Major Blood Groups)

Request for Serological Investigation (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Demande D'Investigation Serologique (PDF)
(Peut être rempli en ligne)

Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT)

Request for Serological Investigation (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Demande D'Investigation Serologique (PDF)
(Peut être rempli en ligne)

Transfusion Reaction Investigation 

Request for Serological Investigation (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Demande D'Investigation Serologique (PDF)
(Peut être rempli en ligne)

RBC Genotyping Testing for RHCE and Extended Blood Groups

Requisition for Blood Group Genotyping - Patient (NIRL) (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)
Demande de génotypage sanguin (patient) (PDF)
(Peut être rempli en ligne)

RHD Genotyping

Request for RHD Genotyping (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Demande de génotypage RhD (PDF)
(Peut être rempli en ligne)

Test for Anti-IgA        

Patient Request for Anti-IgA Testing (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Test for Anti-IgA (Frequently Asked Questions) (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Requesting Test Results

Reference Laboratory patient test results are available by contacting National Immunohematology Reference Lab (NIRL).

Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (ET)
Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
After hours: Closed
Sunday and Statutory holidays: Closed

Contact NIRL: 905-494-5295 

Please provide the following information:

  • Patient first and last name
  • PHN (Personal Health Number)
  • Date of birth
  • Hospital fax number

Report will be faxed to requesting hospital