Test Overview – This test is done to determine an individual’s blood type which consists of antigens and Rh factor. It is essential for anyone looking to donate blood or accept a transfusion.
When is it recommended? – Anytime
Diagnostic ailment – Blood typing
Significance – This test helps identify which antigens (ABO) can be accepted by the body in case of a blood transfusion.
What does the test result mean? – The blood type consists of antigens and Rh factor.
The ABO blood groups are as follows:
Type A for presence of A antigen.
Type B for B antigen.
Type AB for both A and B antigens.
Type O for neither A nor B antigens.
Based on Rh factor:
Rh-positive: People with Rh antigens on their red blood cell surface are classified as positive.
Rh-negative: People without any Rh antigens are classified as a negative blood group.
Special Instructions – There are no special instructions in case of a blood group test.