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About Us

Our Service

The IBTS is developing a new service to allow the determination of blood groups by typing patient’s and donor’s DNA.

We started Weak D Genotyping in April 2017, and RHD/RHCE genotyping on selected patients in April 2017.

We are committed to developing a high quality service providing the most appropriate molecular blood group investigations for patients.

We plan to introduce further tests by the end of 2017, or early 2018.

A key investigation we will offer will be a Fetal RHD Screen. This test will determine fetal RHD type by testing cell-free DNA extracted from maternal plasma.

This test is nearing completion of validation.

Contact Details

Blood Group Genetics

Irish Blood Transfusion Service

National Blood Centre

James’s Street

Dublin 8

T: +353-1-4322932

E: genotyping@ibts.ie