Blood Group (Blood Type) Testing in London
|Blood Test by Doctor||One-off £39 admin fee (per visit)|
– plus labaratory cost (select your blood test for prices).
– £5 surcharge on weekends
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There are four basic groups of blood groups – A, B, AB and O.
There are various reasons you may want to know your blood group. For example, you may want to know what type of blood you can receive if you ever needed a blood transfusion– If you had group A blood, you can receive group A and O blood; If you had group B blood, you can receive group B and O blood; If you had group AB blood, you can receive groups A,B,AB and O blood; If you had group O blood, you can only receive group O blood. As you can see, whatever blood group you are, you can receive group O blood.
Blood group testing is especially important during pregnancy (see Antenatal profile). If a mother is found to be Rhesus negative, the father should also be tested. If the father has Rhesus positive blood, the mother will need to receive treatment with anti–D gamma globulin at around 28 weeks of pregnancy (some also are given another at 34 weeks of pregnancy). This helps prevent the mother’s immune system from producing antibodies that can attack the baby. Parents to be may also want to check their Rhesus status before conceiving in order to ascertain their Rhesus status early.
If you are Rhesus positive, you can receive Rhesus positive or Rhesus negative blood. But if you are Rhesus negative, you can only receive Rhesus negative blood.