Red cell diagnostic products (RCDP) are used for testing to:

  • identify the blood group of human red blood cells
  • detect red blood cell antibodies
  • control, standardise and validate routine haematology tests.

RCDP are used in laboratory tests for blood typing and cross-matching. These tests make sure blood transfusion patients receive blood that matches their own.

Supply of RCDP

We negotiate and manage contracts for Australia's supply of blood and blood products and services. Learn more about suppliers and commercial supply contracts.

We have an arrangement with suppliers to provide RCDP to public pathology laboratories (approved recipients).

These current standing offer arrangements have been extended until 30 June 2024.

The Australian, state and territory governments jointly fund RCDP purchases made under the standing offer arrangement. There is an annual funding cap for each financial year. Once the funding cap is reached, public pathology laboratories must pay for RCDP directly from suppliers.

We administer the funding cap on behalf of the states and territories.

You can find out how we manage the supply and pricing of RCDP in our operating procedures.

Buying RCDP or reporting product issues

We have standing offer contracts with the following companies until 30 June 2024.

You can see available products and how much they cost from each supplier in the RCDP price list.

You can contact the suppliers to place an order for RCDP or report an issue with a product.

Bio-Rad Laboratories Pty Ltd

ABN: 27 001 843 803
Phone: 1800 224 354
Fax: +61 2 9914 2888

Grifols Australia Pty Ltd

ABN: 35 050 104 875
Phone: 1800 339 479
Fax: +61 3 9535 9300

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Australia Pty Ltd (Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd)

ABN: 85 000 160 403
Phone: 1800 238 820
Fax: 1800 817 752

Immulab Pty Ltd

ABN: 77 623 052 095
Phone: 1300 369 559
Fax: +61 3 8833 7890

Get in touch

Public pathology laboratories should first direct queries to their state or territory department of health.

To give direct feedback about any of our blood product suppliers, email

Last updated: 27 Mar 2024

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