Infectious Disease Testing Laboratory

Testing Lab

The Infectious Disease Testing Lab performs the laboratory testing required of all donor blood products for transfusion. Testing is performed each time a donor donates a unit of blood. If any test is reactive or positive, it is sent for further testing to verify the test results.

The tests our lab currently performs on blood donors are listed below: 

  • ABO/Rh
  • RBC Antibody screen
  • Hepatitis panel (incl. hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core antibody, hepatitis C antibody, hepatitis B DNA, hepatitis C RNA)
  • HIV 1,2 antibody and HIV RNA
  • HTLV-1,2 antibody
  • Syphillis antibody (TPPA)
  • West Nile RNA
  • Zika Virus RNA
  • T. cruzi antibody test (first donation only)
  • CMV antibody
  • Total Cholesterol (non-fasting)

Infectious Disease Testing Lab Leadership

Elaine Sugasawara — Technical Director
Dr. Suchi Pandey – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Tho Pham –Chief Medical Officer