Indiana Blood Center's laboratory service department provides timely, cost-effective and quality services to local, regional and global customers in need of laboratory testing for blood products, with an emphasis on meeting the specific individualized needs of each client. This is accomplished through utilizing the latest technology, expertise in blood banking, educational leadership, and management of product inventory.
The donor testing laboratory specializes in the testing profiles performed for donor suitability of blood, tissues, cord blood and hematopoietic stem cells. Tests for non-blood donation purposes are dependent upon specific regulatory and facility requirements.
Blood samples from volunteer donors are run through between 9 and 11 different tests, including nucleic acid testing to detect the presence of harmful viruses and other pathogens to avoid risk of transfusion transmitted diseases. In addition to routine donor testing, the laboratory offers a variety of patient tests to hospitals, organ procurement agencies and local laboratories.