Technologists must handle blood samples quickly and with care during shipment from place to place. Otherwise, the sample will deteriorate and not be viable for testing purposes. Blood samples should be shipped, tracked, and managed carefully yet conveniently for the most accurate test results.

Blood bank managers must do everything they can to ensure their samples arrive at the lab safely. But, they shouldn’t be limited by where they can send their sample. We believe there should be more options than your local blood bank. 

That is where the Redi-Kit Sample Shipping Program from New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe) can be helpful. This service has been specifically designed for transporting HLA, genomics, and immunohematology, infectious disease and product quality control laboratory samples. 

Through Redi-Kit, NYBCe provides blood bank managers with all the necessary containers and shipping materials to ensure their samples are adequately protected while traveling via FedEx overnight.

The Top Benefits of Using Redi-Kit

Whether you are considering a new reference laboratory for patient immunohematology and immunogenetic testing, or your considering sending high-volume blood donor units in for genomic testing, there are numerous benefits to using NYBCe’s Redi-Kit to transport your specimens.

  • You can use Redi-Kit regardless of your location; you just need access to FedEx.    
  • It is a free service from NYBCe. You save on shipping costs. 
  • You do not have to perform the tests in-house. The experts at NYBCe handle the testing once the sample has arrived, saving you time and money in work hours and equipment.   

These are just a few reasons why so many transfusion professionals from blood banks, hospitals, clinics, and university medical centers have already relied on Redi-Kit to help them run their tests.

When Should You Use Redi-Kit?

There are a lot of benefits that come with using Redi-Kit. So, when should you take advantage of this service? Some of the most common situations where you might want to use Redi-Kit include:

  • Your facility needs verification of HLA typing for patients, donors or cord blood unit contiguous segments
  • You would like to improve blood typing accuracy for your blood donors
  • You require routing characterization of blood donor units for the most relevant antigens
  • You would like to partner with a new reference laboratory outside of your local region

If you are looking to improve the efficiency of your laboratory testing, then you should take advantage of Redi-Kit from NYBCe.

Order Your Redi-Kit Now

You need fast, dependable results to make decisions quickly. You can count on Redi-Kit from New York Blood Center Enterprises to help you. 

We have put together these laboratory services to meet the needs of hospitals and practices across the country. We would be happy to help you as well. Reach out to us today to learn more about Redi-Kit and tips on shipping your samples.