Blood Grouping or Typing (ABO+RH)

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Test Description

Blood Grouping or Typing (ABO+RH) is a laboratory test that determines a person’s blood type. The test is based on the presence or absence of specific antigens on the surface of red blood cells. The ABO system classifies blood into four groups: A, B, AB, and O, while the Rh system classifies blood as either Rh-positive or Rh-negative. There are eight main blood types in the ABO/Rh blood group system.

Indications of the Test

Blood Grouping or Typing (ABO+RH) is performed to determine a person’s blood type before a blood transfusion or organ transplant. It is also used during pregnancy to identify Rh incompatibility between the mother and the fetus.

Patient Preparation/Instructions

No special preparation is required for this test.

Types of blood groups in ABO/RH system

The eight main blood types in the ABO/Rh blood group system are A-positive (A+), A-negative (A-),

B-positive (B+), B-negative (B-),

AB-positive (AB+), AB-negative (AB-),

O-positive (O+), and O-negative (O-).

Turnaround Time

The turnaround time for Blood Grouping or Typing (ABO+RH) is usually within 2-4 hours.

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Blood Grouping or Typing (ABO+RH)
KSh450
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