Blood Transfusion Laboratory
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City Wide Adult Pre-Operative Investigations Order Guideline
Perioperative Patient Blood Management Program
LHSC Operating Room: Autologous/Allogeneic Transfusion
Blood Product Information:
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Transfusion Tales (Case Studies)
Consultation Service
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Last Revised:
March 2, 2016

The Blood Transfusion Laboratory (BTL) is committed to providing the highest possible standard of service to patients and user departments. The role of the BTL is to provide accurate results of ordered BTL tests and safe and timely blood product transfusions for the patients of the community and region. This is achieved by working with members of other health care teams and health care providers within London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care and beyond. The BTL works consistantly with the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) to ensure there is an adequate inventory of blood products for patient needs.

The Blood Transfusion Laboratory:

  • performs pre-transfusion testing to provide serologically compatible blood products to patients based on currently accepted practice
  • performs serological testing for diagnosis of immune disorders or evaluation of certain diseases
  • provides technical/medical expertise and storage facilities
  • coordinates testing and record keeping for other forms of tissue banking: eyes, bones, bone marrow and peripheral stem cells
  • assists in training of medical laboratory technology students and medical residents
  • assists research in transfusion medicine and development of new methodologies
  • helps research efforts of the hospital by providing immunohematology testing and advice


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Questions? Comments? Contact: Linda Petkovic