Immunohematology Referral Testing Services - Vancouver, BC


Vancouver, BC,  Diagnostic Services , Immunohematology Reference Laboratory specializes in the identification and resolution of complex patient red cell antibody problems.  The laboratory, with experienced technologists, a large inventory of routine and rare reagent red cells and sera and the availability of advanced serological and genomic tests, provides transfusion related problem  resolution and hospital consultation.

Referral testing is provided by Vancouver, BC Diagnostic Services for British Columbia, and Yukon. 

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Available Immunohematology Referral Tests

Immunohematology Referral Requisitions and Forms



Red Cell Antibody Investigation

Antibody Investigation Requisition BC (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

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

Antibody Investigation Requisition BC (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT)

Antibody Investigation Requisition BC (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

Transfusion Reaction Investigation 

Antibody Investigation Requisition BC (PDF)
(Electronic Fillable Form)

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)

RHD Genotyping (Frequently Asked Questions) (PDF)

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 for British Columbia, Yukon and Saskatchewan are available by contacting the Diagnostic Services Reference Laboratory

Monday to Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT
After Hours / Saturday / Sunday and Statutory Holidays Closed 

Contact Diagnostic Services Reference Laboratory 604-707-3444

After hours (for urgent requests only)
Contact On Call Technologist 604-876-7219 ext. 7219

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.