Lab Services

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In general, Indiana Blood Center's turnaround time is 24 hours. STAT testing is available if identified in your contract for an additional fee.
If you are using SWI (Surround Web Interface), yes, you can look up your test results online. To begin using SWI, contact Indiana Blood Center's Donor Testing Lab.
Results are transferred via electronic transmission, e-mail transmission, or fax. For additional options, contact Indiana Blood Center's Donor Testing Lab.
This occurs when red cells lyse. This may interfere with the accuracy and reliability of test results. Indiana Blood Center uses a maximum of standard of 200 mg/dL for hemolysis in viral testing. Samples exceeding 200 mg/dL will not be tested.
When the fatty acid and protein levels interfere with the accuracy and reliability of test results. Indiana Blood Center uses a maximum standard of 2000 mg/dL. Samples exceeding 2000 mg/dL will not be tested.
Venous samples are preferred. For complete details, please visit our Sample Acceptability and Transport page.
Indiana Blood Center staff will contact you using a Sample Suitability Notification so that you know which specimen failed suitability and what test needs to be run. Additional samples may be requested.
Indiana Blood Center has agreements and has performed supplier qualifications with other laboratories for certain tests not performed onsite. Samples will be sent to these offsite locations as necessary or as indicated in the contract.

Training

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