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Blood Typing (ABO)

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?
None