ABO Grouping Blood Type – Quest

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Know Your Blood Type

ABO Grouping is the classification system used to determine blood types. This system is used because antibodies needed for testing are consistent and naturally present in the serum of those blood types. The potential blood types are: O positive, O negative, A positive, A negative, B positive, B negative, AB positive and AB negative. The universal donor is O negative. The universal recipient is AB positive.

Knowing your blood type may be used for:

  • General Information.
  • Information to become a blood or organ donor.
  • Information related to specific dietary needs.
  • Information related to specific disease processes.

Description

What Makes a Blood Type

Blood is a fascinating body fluid that travels miles of superhighways in our body’s delivering life-sustaining nutrients such as oxygen and other life-sustaining nutrients. Blood also helps transports metabolic waste products out of our bodies. Blood is mostly made up of two components:  plasma and cells. The blood group depends on what each part of the blood contains.

The two main blood group systems used the most are ABO antigens and Rhesus antigens (including RhD antigen). These two antigens are used to classify blood types.

Blood Type and Your Health

Did you know the adult human body contains approximately 8 to 10 pints of blood but the composition of the blood is not the same in each one of us for various reasons? This is what makes a person’s blood type.

Blood type depends on genetic information passed on by their mother or father.

The best-known way of the grouping of blood types is the ABO system, although there are other groups.

Within the ABO group, four major categories are divided into eight common blood types: A, B, O, and AB.

The potential blood types are: O positive, O negative, A positive, A negative, B positive, B negative, AB positive and AB negative. The universal donor is O negative. The universal recipient is AB positive.

Blood Type and Memory

Blood Type and Coronavirus

 

Test Preparation For Optimal Results:

Preparation: Fasting is not required.

Test Results: 3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

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Disclaimer: Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.

 

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