ABO Grouping and Rho(D) Typing
•Blood Grouping and Rh Typing
•Group and Type
•Type and Rh
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 fetus/newborn. Rh typing is used to determine Rh immune globulin candidacy for prenatal and postpartum patients.
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimens should be tested as soon as possible. Samples that cannot be tested immediately should be stored at 2°C to 8°C. Do not freeze red cells.
Gross hemolysis; bacterial or other contamination.