TRALI Investigation Services
Donor Screening: Since TRALI has been shown to be associated with the transfusion of blood components containing HLA antibodies, American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) guidelines and standards require that blood collection and transfusion facilities implement interventions to minimize the preparation of high plasma-volume components from donors known to be leukocyte-alloimmunized or at increased risk of leukocyte alloimmunization. Our laboratory offers HLA antibody testing for the purpose of donor screening.
TRALI Evaluation: TRALI has been attributed to donor leukocyte antibodies that are thought to interact with recipient neutrophils, resulting in activation and aggregation in pulmonary capillaries, release of local biologic response modifiers causing capillary leak, and lung injury. Testing plasma samples from the implicated donor(s) and patient for leukocyte antibodies is helpful in evaluation of a suspected TRALI case.