NRL for Immunohematology

This laboratory performs the most challenging immunohematological tests in addressing difficult cases of blood typing, pretranfusion tests and tests of antibodies for all laboratories in the Czech and Slovak Republic. It also addresses difficult cases of immunohematological complications in pregnancy. Immunohematological diagnostics have been expanded to include molecular biological methods, among them genotyping of blood groups with the help of microarrays (BloodChip).

The laboratory keeps a bank of rare frozen erythrocytes and antibodies (as a member of the SCARF international exchange group). The laboratory also coordinates the National Registry of Rare Blood Donors. It cooperates with the frozen rare blood bank kept in the Military University Hospital in Prague. It contributes to the International Rare Donor Registry in Bristol, UK. It also has direct computer access to this registry with a possibility of coordinating the acquisition of suitable transfusion agents. It collaborates with the International Blood Group Reference Laboratory in Bristol and a number of other world immunohematological centres in verifying unusual findings.

The laboratory validates newly introduced reagents and systems for determining blood characteristics and antibodies.

Samples are prepared and supervision is performed over the system of external quality control of immunohematological tests in the Czech Republic (with foreign involvement – Slovak Republic, Russia) – SEKK Immunohematology cycles. Furthermore, the laboratory tests thrombocytic, granulocytic and HLA antibodies and after that it types thrombocytic antigens.

Quick contact

Head of the Lab Complex
Tel:+420 221 977 208
Fax:+420 221 977 208

Deputy Head of the Lab Complex
Tel:+420 221 977 263

Opening hours

Mo – Fr: 7:00–18:00
Weekends: 9:00–13:00

Mo – Fr: 7:00–10:30

Inpatient department
Mo – Fr: 13:00–18:00

ICU and Transplant unit
Mo – Fr: 14:00–17:00

How to find us


Ústav hematologie a krevní transfuze
(​Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion)

U Nemocnice 2094/1
128 00 Praha 2

The nearest underground station: Karlovo náměstí (line B)

The nearest tram station: Karlovo náměstí (10, 16, 22), Moráň (3, 6, 10, 16, 18, 24)

The nearest bus station: U Nemocnice (148), Karlovo náměstí (176)

How to get here