Blood Reagent Laboratory
The Blood Reagent Laboratory is a notified Central Drugs Laboratory(CDL) by Government of India vide Gazette No. 600 E, dated 27th August, 2002 and re-notified vide Gazette No. 908E, dated, 22nd December, 2014 and 2237E, dated 1st June, 2018 for quality control evaluation of Blood Grouping Reagents. The laboratory has the infrastructure and expertise for testing different types of Blood Grouping Reagents and Gel cards for safe blood transfusion. The Laboratory has a Quality Management System in place and is NABL accredited for testing of blood grouping reagents and gel cards in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for Chemical Biological tests, vide Certificate No. T-2010, T-2011. In-house reference standards are prepared using International reference standards obtained from National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), UK. For batch release, tests are carried out as per the Indian Pharmacopoeia, Transfusion Medicine Technical Manual Second Edition, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) and as per manufacturers specifications. A total of 6 monographs have been published in the Indian Pharmacopoeia.