Unparalleled Expertise in Advanced Laboratory Testing

NYBCe’s world-renowned laboratories help medical professionals around the world solve problems related to patient antibodies, blood typing, antigens, and much more. Select a laboratory below to learn more and access the laboratory forms you need.

Laboratory of Immunohematology

Our Laboratory of Immunohematology provides reference laboratory services and consultation to assist hospitals and other referral laboratories in the resolution of patient antibody problems to locate suitable units of blood for transfusion. These laboratories combine state-of-the-art methods in serological investigation and DNA blood group analysis to resolve complex cases, determine clinical significance, and provide consultation for selection of blood for transfusion. The lab maintains one of the largest collections of well-characterized cells and sera to identify antibodies and rare blood types.

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Laboratory of Blood Group Genomics

NYBCe’s Laboratory of Blood Group Genomics offers DNA testing for red cells, platelet, and neutrophil antigens. The laboratory offers the most extensive testing available in the country for molecular analysis of blood group systems. The results are interpreted by staff experienced and knowledgeable in both genetics and immunohematology. The most common indications include typing recently transfused patients, patients with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, RhD or HPA typing OB patients and the fetus (from amniocytes) and, typing for antigens for which there are no reagents.

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Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (HLA) Laboratory

NYBCe’s Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (HLA) Laboratory provides HLA testing for the following categories:

  • HLA molecular typing for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant candidates and their potential donors (related and unrelated)
  • Platelet donors and recipients
  • Allogeneic cellular therapies, vaccine design and clinical trials
  • Disease association and drug hypersensitivity

HLA Testing and Methodologies

  • High Resolution Typing for any or all HLA-A, B, C, DRB1, DRB3/4/5, DQA1/DQB1, DPA1/DPB1 loci by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • HLA Antibody Screening and Identification by Luminex is available, please contact the laboratory for further detail at 718.752.4717

Consultation

Laboratory Director is available for consultation to guide healthcare professionals in ordering of the appropriate test and interpretation of test results

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Infectious Disease Testing / Donor Screening

NYBCe provides donor testing for blood centers, hospital blood collection facilities, and stem cell and research programs requiring blood donor screening. The testing includes all required infectious disease testing as well as Chagas and TRALI mitigation through our testing services provider agreements.

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Platelet Antibody Screening and Crossmatch Testing Services

NYBCe provides platelet antibody screening and cross matching services for patients.

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Quality Control

NYBCe provides bacterial detection testing and Residual WBC testing for quality control of leukoreduced apheresis platelets.

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