ATLANTA -- LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has partnered with QualTex Laboratories to provide immunohematology reference laboratory testing services for hospitals in Georgia that require special and unique blood products.
QualTex’s new state-of-the-art immunohematology reference lab specializes in the identification and resolution of red cell transfusion compatibility problems.
While, for most patients, a match of an AB, A, B or O blood type and an Rh-positive or negative is enough, some patients need more exacting matches. By looking at additional markers in the red blood cells, the IRL can find a type that is the most compatible and least likely to cause a transfusion reaction. This special testing is most often needed by patients with sickle cell disease and different forms of anemia - patients who frequently require transfusions.