ABO Group and RH (D) Typing (Blood Type)
This test tells you your ABO blood group and whether you are Rh-positive or Rh-negative. According to the American Red Cross, every 2 seconds someone in the US needs a blood transfusion. Since there are different blood types, knowing your blood type is important if you ever need a blood transfusion.
Additionally, people who follow the Dr. D’Adamo Blood Type Diet need to know their blood type in order to eat right for their blood type.
- ABO Group and Rh Type
Alternate Names: Type and Group, Blood Type
Methodology: Immune Agglutination
Water: Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated.
Medications: Take all medications as prescribed.
1-2 Business Days
Result turnaround times are estimates and not guaranteed. Due to factors outside of our control, such as weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing or equipment maintenance, our lab may require additional time to complete tests.
The possible blood types are O positive (O+), O negative (O-), A positive (A+), A negative (A-), B positive (B+), B negative (B-), AB positive (AB+) and AB negative (AB-).
O negative is known as the universal donor and AB positive is known as the universal recipient.
The negative or positive part of the blood type (eg, O+) is determined by whether someone is Rh positive or negative. Rhesus (Rh) factor is an inherited protein on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has this protein, you are Rh positive. If your blood lacks the protein, you're Rh negative. Your Rh status is important during pregnancy, since the fetus has to be compatible with the mother’s Rh type.