Blood typing is a test that physicians commonly use to find out which one of the four blood type you have. Blood types are categorised using a blood typing system called the ABO system. It is important to know your blood type as this depends on whether or not there are certain proteins, called antigens, on your red blood cells.
NutriPATH offers a blood group type assessing whether you have Blood Group: O, A, B, or AB. Your blood sample is mixed with antibodies against type A and B blood, and the sample is checked to see whether or not the blood cells stick together.
The NutriPATH ABO blood typing system will group your blood into one of four categories:
• O: type O individuals can donate blood to anyone, but can receive blood only from other type O individuals.
• A: type A individuals can donate to other type A individuals and type B individuals. Type A individuals can receive blood only from other type A individuals and type O individuals.
• B: type B individuals can donate blood to other B individuals and AB individuals. Type B individuals can receive blood only from type B individuals and type O individuals.
• AB: type AB individuals can give blood only to other AB individuals, but can receive blood of any type.
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• Blood transfusions
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