Blood Groups and Antibodies

Blood Groups and Antibodies is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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General

Synonym/Acronym:
ABO group and Rh typing, blood group antibodies, type and screen, type and crossmatch.

Common Use:
To identify ABO blood group and Rh type, typically for prenatal screen and transfusion purposes. These tests are also used to help establish compatibility for cellular therapy and solid organ transplantation (in addition to human leukocyte antigen [HLA] and HLA antibody typing).

Specimen:
Serum collected in a red-top tube or whole blood collected in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Findings:
(Method: FDA -approved reagents with glass slides, glass tubes, gel, or automated systems) Compatibility (no clumping or hemolysis).

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