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Blood & Transfusion Medicine

Technology

Reliance Hospital’s Blood Bank uses advanced techniques and cutting-edge equipment to process and screen blood and its components. We have:

  • Column agglutination technology to perform immunohaematology tests—blood grouping, cross matching, antiglobulin test, etc.
  • Obligatory screening for transfusion in transmissible diseases like HIV (1+2), HBV, HCV done with highly sensitive and specific CMIA method.
  • Screening of all units for VDRL, malaria parasite and irregular antibodies
  • An extra layer of blood safety through nucleic acid amplification test, a molecular test for HIV, Hepatitis B and C that a few centres in the country conduct.
  • Aphaeresis is performed by Comtec Cell Separators.