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REDS-III Central Laboratory

Blood Systems Research InstituteOffsite icon serves as the Central Laboratory for REDS-III. The Central Laboratory supports the Domestic Hubs and the International Centers. In particular, the Central Laboratory is responsible for the necessary infectious disease, molecular, genetic, immunological, hematological, and other testing conducted as part of the REDS-III research program in the United States, and for serving as a repository for biospecimens collected in the REDS-III clinical studies.


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  • Creation of biospecimen collections that include samples from blood donors and/or transfusion recipients.
  • Coordination with clinical sites for specimen shipping and receipt
  • Testing of specialized samples with high throughput and/or specialized assays such as:

    • Custom designed PCR assays
    • Multi-analyte testing (cytokines, HLA antibodies)
    • Flow cytometry immunology testing
    • Pathogen detection (antibody, nucleic acid testing)


Additional acknowledgements to:

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Michael P. Busch, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator, Blood Systems Research Institute

Philip J. Norris, MD
Co-Principal Investigator, Blood Systems Research Institute

Marion Lanteri, PhD
Study Coordinator, Blood Systems Research Institute


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