Blood Typing

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Formal name: ABO Grouping and RhD Typing
Related tests: Direct Antiglobulin Test; Indirect Antiglobulin Test; Compatibility Testing; Crossmatch; Antibody Identification; HLA Testing

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine ABO blood group and RhD type

When to Get Tested?

When you need to be transfused with blood or blood components or when you donate blood at a donation centre; pregnant women are tested to determine the risk of Rh incompatibility between the mother and foetus

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm or from a heelprick in the case of an infant

Test Preparation Needed?

None