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DEPARTMENTS

Immunohematology (Transfusion medicine) Laboratory Unit

The Immunohematology Laboratory provides the analyses as follows: blood type test, detection of anti-erythrocyte antibodies, cold iso-agglutinins blood test, direct antiglobulin test (known as DAT – Coombs test), indirect antiglobulin test (IAT -Coombs test). Patients treated at the hospital requiring blood component replacement therapy are provided with the necessary erythrocytes, fresh frozen plasma, platelets and cryoprecipitate. Compatibility testing – an interaction between the donated blood and the patient is compulsory for each patient requiring transfusion. Autologous platelet-rich plasma is beng prepared at the laboratory for patients indicated by an orthopedist, traumatologist or dermatologist. The preparation is used for faster healing of tissue injuries or at aesthetic corrections.