"Synonyms: Blood Grouping and Rh Typing; Blood Type; Group and Type; Type and Rh

Why It Is Done

Determination of ABO blood group and Rh type for transfusion candidates. Group and typing of expectant mothers and newborns may indicate potential for ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn. Rho(D) typing is used to determine Rh immune globulin candidacy for prenatal and postpartum patients. ABO blood grouping and Rh typing (including test for ""weak D"", if applicable)

Test Overview

Abnormal plasma proteins, cold autoagglutinins, positive direct antiglobulin test, and, in some cases, bacteremia may interfere with test interpretation. Variable testing results may be observed with partial antigens which are rare variants of the Rho(D) antigen.

How to prepare

No special preparations is necessay "