Rhesus (Rh) typing is used to determine whether you have a specific protein called Rh factor on the outer layer of your red blood cells. If you do have Rh factor in your blood, you are Rh positive. Most people are Rh positive, but Rh negative blood types can be passed down from parents to children. After the ABO system, the Rh (Rhesus) blood group system is regarded as the second most important blood group system, as some of the severe hemolytic transfusion reactions and most hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) cases are associated with antibodies to the Rh group antigens.
No special preparation is needed for Rh Typing Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Rh Typing Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Results depend on the presence or absence of agglutination|