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Dear Valued Partner,

 With the uncertainty of available research products due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we wanted to inform you that we are still accepting orders on a case by case basis and are here to serve you. Our research products come from blood donations at our fixed sites and blood drive mobiles hosted by schools, organizations and businesses. As these groups take precautions due to the coronavirus outbreak, Stanford Blood Center is experience a growing number of cancelled blood drives through May. These cancellations reduce the number of research products we have available. We will assess each order and please be aware that there could be significant delay in order confirmation. Thank you for your business and patience in this time.

The Research Customer Relations Team

Donor Recruiting and Selection

  • Recruit and schedule donors

Product Customization

  • Irradiation
  • Selection by ABO and/or CMV, per product
  • Selection by Aspirin use
  • Selection by demographic information (age, gender, ethnicity), per product.
  • Special requests (e.g. red cell antigen, HLA type, repeat donor, matched tubes, etc.)

Clinical Laboratory Tests (Donor or product, unless otherwise specified)

  • ABO/Rh
  • CBC, automated, with 3 part differential
  • CMV
  • Hemoglobin S
  • Hepatitis panel (incl. hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B core (total) antibody, hepatitis C antibody, hepatitis B DNA, Hepatitis C RNA)
  • HIV 1,2 antibody, HTLV-1,2 antibody, syphilis antibody, and HIV RNA
  • T. cruzi antibody test
  • West Nile RNA
  • Infectious disease panel with counseling services
  • Confirmatory/Supplemental testing (if infectious disease screen is positive)
  • Hepatitis B Neutralization
  • Hepatitis C 2nd Manufacturer Screening Test
  • HIV-1 IFA
  • HIV-2 EIA
  • Geenius HIV 1/2 Supplemental
  • HTLV- Western Blot 2.4
  • TPPA (Syphilis)
  • RBC antibody screen
  • White blood cell count, final product, flow cytometry

HLA Testing

  • HLA typing, molecular, low resolution (loci: A, B, C, DR, DQ, DP)
  • HLA typing, molecular, high resolution sequence analysis (loci: A, B, C, DR, DQ, DP)
  • Typing of individual HLA locus upon request
  • HLA antibody screening and/or identification: lgG Ab; C1q-binding Ab)
  • Crossmatch testing, B and T cell
  • Short tandem repeat (STR) analysis for chimerism or identity testing
  • Subset isolation from bone marrow aspirate or peripheral blood (human CD34+, CD19+, CD56+, CD3+, CD15+ subsets) for chimerism analysis
  • DNA extraction and storage
  • Lymphocyte cryopreservation and storage
  • Serum freezing and storage

Flow Cytometry

  • Consultation on experimental design and panel design using Multiparameter flow cytometry
  • Multicolor Flow Cytometry analysis
  • Flow Cytometry sorting
  • Flow Cytometry sorting with cell prep
  • T cell subset analysis
  • Total lymphocyte subsets (TBNK)
  • Cell isolation and cryopreservation
  • Cytokine testing
  • Immunophenotyping:
    • Total lymphocyte subsets (TBNK)
    • T cells and TH cell subsets
    • T regulatory cells
    • Total B cells and B cells subsets
    • Dendritics cells and subsets
    • Macrophages and Monocytes
    • NK cells
    • iNKT cells
    • Stem cell (CD34) enumeration

Instrumentation for FACS Analysis and FACS sorting:

  • BD LSRII equipped with UV, violet, blue, yellow green and red lasers (18 parameters)
  • BD FACSAria II equipped with violet, blue and red lasers  (14 parameters)
  • BD FACSCantoII equipped with blue, red and violet lasers (10 parameters)

We offer a variety of testing, not limited to what is stated above. You may contact the Flow Cytometry supervisor for your specific needs. E-mail: lornat@stanford.edu

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Apheresis set-up
  • Clinical Trial set up
  • Consent or contract variation development
  • Extended hours (services scheduled before or after blood center posted hours),charged per hour
  • Physician consultation
  • STAT collection, apheresis (<24 hours notice)