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Biomarkers Included with the Blood Group Test blood test
Scroll down for more information about each biomarker
Blood Group A-B-O
Rhesus Factor (Rh)
About the Blood Group Test blood test
Find out which blood group you are in. Red blood cells have proteins on their surface called antigens. Blood plasma contains antibodies which will fight specific antigens if they enter your body. The combination of antigen and antibodies type gives you your blood group.
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Biomarker information for Blood Group Test blood test
Red blood cells have various proteins on their surface called antigens. There are various types of red blood cell antigens – the ABO and rhesus types are the most important. Different combinations of these types give several different blood groups. There are four main blood groups: A, B, AB and O with each group being either RhD positive or RhD negative, resulting in a total of eight main blood groups. Your genetic make-up which you inherit from your parents determines which antigens occur on your red blood cells and therefore which blood group you are.
The Rhesus factor, or Rh factor, is a certain type of protein found on the outside of red blood cells. People are either Rh-positive (they have the protein) or Rh-negative (they don’t have the protein). This is important when you’re Rh-negative and pregnant with a fetus who’s Rh-positive.
What does the Blood Group Test blood test involve?
This blood test is just like a standard blood test.
You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.
How do I prepare
- The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
- No specific preparation is required for this scan.
- We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before or at the time of the scan.
- Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.