ROUTINE LABORATORY SERVICES:
Automation is used in the laboratories for better output and quality
Blood Component Lab:
Blood and Blood Components are available in adequate quantities at all times:
- Packed Red Blood Cells (PRBC)
- Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
- Platelet Concentrate (PC)
- Leucoreduced Packed Red Blood Cells (LR-PRBC)
- Leucoreduced Platelet concentrate (LR-PC)
- Single Donor Apheresis Platelets (SDAP) - (on demand)
- Apheresis, Paediatric unit preparation, Irradiated Blood Components , Autologous blood donation etc. are done as per demand.
Well equipped lab facilities for blood grouping , screening for irregular antibodies, compatibility tests using latest technology like SPRCA (Solid phase red cell adherence) and column agglutination (Gel).
Transfusion Transmissible Infection Screening Lab:
Every unit of blood collected is tested for transfusion transmissible infections like Hepatitis B , Hepatitis C, HIV- 1 and 2, Syphilis, Malaria . Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAT) is also carried out on all the collected blood units for additional screening test for HIV, HCV and HBV to increase safety of the blood and blood components.
Quality Management System :
Quality Control measures as per standard guidelines are being followed routinely for all activities of the Transfusion Services such as donor screening, blood collection, preparation of blood components , serological procedures for blood grouping and compatibility tests , and TTI screening tests. Blood components , Reagents and Equipments are subjected to periodic quality checks as per standard guidelines.
Pneumatic Tube System:
For transportation of Patient blood samples and Requisition and investigation forms between the Wards/ ICU/ CCU/ OT to Blood Bank CNC and vice versa
All major lab procedures and activities of the blood bank are computerized and integrated with the HIS.