If unable to ship within 24 hours of collection store refrigerated at 1-10oC. Refrigerated samples must arrive within 48 hours of collection.
If unable to ship within 48 hours of collection; separate and freeze serum sample only.
Paternal samples for platelet crossmatching against maternal serum must arrive within 72 hours of collection (preferably 48 hours).
Do not open EDTA Samples.
Contact the National Platelet Immunology Reference Laboratory (NPIRL) prior to shipping samples so that information may be obtained to assess the priority of the requested investigation.
Ship in a container with an ice pack (gel pack stored at 2-8°C may be used for refrigerated samples).
Select shipping method for container to arrive at testing site within 24 hours.
Fax shipping information (way bill #) to 204-789-1186. Indicate the patient name and type of investigation on the fax.
Canadian Blood Services
National Platelet Immunology Reference Laboratory (NPIRL)
777 William Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3R4