Blood Donor Screening
Infectious Disease Screening: Protecting Lives
Keeping infectious diseases at bay is a critical aspect of blood donor screening. Our state-of-the-art tests detect the presence of pathogens such as HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, and other transfusion-transmissible infections. By ensuring that donated blood is free from these diseases, we uphold the utmost safety for patients in need.
Blood Typing: A Precise Match
Every blood transfusion requires meticulous compatibility. Our blood typing tests determine an individual’s blood group, such as A, B, AB, or O, and Rh factor (positive or negative). By accurately identifying blood types, we ensure that patients receive compatible blood products, reducing the risk of adverse reactions and maximizing the effectiveness of transfusions.
Antibody Screening: Uncovering Hidden Challenges
Antibodies play a significant role in blood transfusion compatibility. Our antibody screening tests detect the presence of irregular antibodies that may pose challenges during transfusions. Identifying and understanding these antibodies is crucial for matching compatible blood units, promoting successful transfusion outcomes.
Hemoglobin and Iron Testing: Empowering Healthy Donors
Maintaining healthy hemoglobin levels and adequate iron stores is essential for blood donors’ well-being. Our hemoglobin and iron tests assess donors’ iron status, ensuring they meet the required levels for safe blood donation. By empowering donors to optimize their health, we contribute to a sustainable blood supply while prioritizing their overall well-being.
Serology Testing: Expanding Insights
Serology testing offers valuable insights into a person’s immune response and the presence of antibodies against specific diseases. Our serology tests provide detailed information, enabling the identification of immunity against diseases such as rubella, measles, mumps, and others. These tests aid in determining the suitability of donors and help ensure the safety of the blood supply.
Genetic Screening: Unveiling Genetic Clues
Genetic testing has revolutionized the field of medicine, and our genetic screening services extend to blood donor screening as well. By analyzing specific genetic markers, we can identify potential risks associated with certain blood disorders. This proactive approach ensures that only safe blood is provided to patients, minimizing the chances of complications during transfusions.