CONSULTATION AND REFERENCE LAB

Overview
Products and Services
Service Fees
Lab Management

Overview

Our Consultation and Reference Laboratory serves as a compatibility testing service and provides suitable, safe and effective blood and blood components for transfusion to patients in over 100 facilities. The laboratory also functions as a reference laboratory for clients and area hospitals performing and evaluating a wide variety of tests to resolve complex serological patient problems. Telephone consultation is also provided to aid clients with troubleshooting and problem solving.

Products and Services

  • ABO/Rh Neonatal
  • ABO/Rh Typing
  • Adsorption (Allo, Auto, PEG)
  • Adsorption (RESt, HPC)
  • Antibody Screen
  • Antibody Titer
  • Cell Separation (Hypotonic Wash, Centrifugation)
  • DAT (polyspecific, IgG, C3, each)
  • Donath – Landsteiner Test
  • Drug Studies
  • Elution
  • Neutralization
  • Panel Testing
  • Patient antigen typing
  • Antigen Negative Components
  • Frozen Autologous Unit Storage
  • Plasma/Cryoprecipitate Thawing
  • Reconstituted Whole Blood
  • Sickle Cell Testing
  • Washed Red Blood Cell

Service Fees

For service fee information, please contact the Consultation and Reference Lab at (713) 791-6286.

Lab Management - Cindy Sapp MT(ASCP)SBB

Cindy has been a member of the GCRBC management staff since 1996. Cindy received her BS degree in Medical Technology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 1981 and completed Specialist in Blood Bank requirements at the American Red Cross in St. Louis, MO. A broad background in the field of blood banking has been gained throughout her career. Experience has included working in numerous hospital transfusion services, manufacturing and quality control of blood bank reagents and Immunohematology reference testing for blood centers across the country.