The Transfusion Service Laboratory provides immunohematology testing, blood products and tissue. Services provided include:
- Immunohematology testing such as ABO/Rh, antibody screening, antibody identification, and red blood cell antigen testing
- Compatibility testing for blood product administration
- Volume reduction and irradiation of appropriate blood products
- Purchase, storage, dispensing, and tracking of tissue products
Transfusion Medicine physicians are available for consultation for apheresis procedures including therapeutic plasma and white blood cells, platelet pheresis and photopheresis, therapeutic phlebotomies, administration of therapeutic transfusions, administration of medications such as gamma globulin by IV, and red blood cell exchanges.
The Transfusion Service laboratory is an institutional member and accredited by the AABB and the College of American Pathologists. It is registered with the Food and Drug Administration for blood and tissue products.
For questions, contact University Hospital Transfusion Services at (608) 263-8367 or contact UW Health at The American Center Transfusion Services at (608) 234-6600.
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Indication for Blood Product Transfusion – Adult – Inpatient/Ambulatory
Indications for Blood Product Transfusion – Pediatric/Neonatal – Inpatient/Ambulatory
Request to Dispense Blood Product Form
Patient Blood Management
Blood and Blood Component Transfusion (Requiring Pre-Transfusion Testing)