Professionals

Immunohaematology laboratory

The Banc de Sang i Teixits (Blood and Tissue Bank, BST) is renowned as a leader in the field of immunohaematological diagnostics. The Immunohaematology Laboratory pursues treatment, teaching and research activities related to blood typing and the immunohaematological diagnosis of haematopoietic immune syndromes.

The Immunohaematology Laboratory provides support for all transfusion services in Catalonia by identifying the causes and proposing solutions for incompatibility problems presented by some patients.

It is also responsible for the analytical control of pregnant women who develop antibodies during pregnancy. These women are monitored and preventive programmes are applied to avoid health complications for the foetus.

In addition, the laboratory performs immunological diagnostics for persons with low red cell, white cell or platelet counts, monitors the progress of grafts in bone marrow transplants, and diagnoses immune-mediated transfusion reactions.

The laboratory's activities are divided into three areas:

  1. Red cell immunohaematology
  2. Platelet immunohaematology
  3. Granulocytic immunohaematology

Red cell immunohaematology

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Platelet immunohaematology

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Granulocytic immunohaematology

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