Formal name:ABO Grouping and Rh Typing
Related tests:Direct Antiglobulin Test, Indirect Antiglobulin Test, Compatibility Testing, Crossmatch, Antibody Identification; HLA Testing
Why should I do it?
To determine ABO blood group and Rh type
When should I do it?
When you need to be transfused with blood or blood components or when you donate blood at a collection facility; pregnant women are tested to determine the risk of Rh incompatibility between the mother and fetus
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm or from a heelstick in the case of an infant
Test Preparation Needed?