Quest Biomedical has been supplying blood grouping reagents since the company started in 1994. Now we offer both serological reagents and a range of molecular based genotyping kits.
Our extensive range of high quality ImuMed blood grouping antisera from Antitoxin offers some of the best quality serological reagents available for use in hospital blood banks and National Blood Service laboratories.
For red cell genotyping, Quest Biomedical is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Inno-Train and products. Areas of application for molecular typing include retyping of ambiguous serological results, zygosity detection, troubleshooting in the case of multi-transfused patients and screening for rare blood group markers. Inno-Train’s range includes RBC Ready Gene PCR-SSP kits and RBC FluoGene, a new typing method that combines the speed of PCR-SSP with Endpoint Fluorescence detection.
For platelet genotyping, Inno-Train also supplies HPA Ready Gene PCR-SSP and HPA FluoGene kits. Platelet antibodies can cause, for example, autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AITP), neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT), post transfusion purpura (PTP) and passive alloimmune thrombocytopenia. Molecular HPA genotyping of patients in such clinical settings is an important adjuvant in defining antibody specificity and genotyping of patients and platelet donors is an important requirement for compatible platelet transfusion.
For platelet antibody detection Quest Biomedical is the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor for Immucor Lifecodes PAK LxTM. The LIFECODES™ Pak Lx™ assay is a Luminex based, qualitative immunoassay designed to detect and differentiate between IgG antibodies to HPA-1, HPA-2, HPA-3, HPA-4, HPA-5, GPIV and Class I HLA in human serum.
Quest Biomedical also supplies plastic disposables for Blood Transfusion, including a neonatal syringe set and a single donor pack.
Platelet Typing – Molecular Techniques
Immucor Lifecodes Instrumentation and Accessories
Blood Transfusion Plastic Disposables