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:
Information to become a blood or organ donor.
Information related to specific dietary needs.
Information related to specific disease processes.
This fasting blood test is used to measure C-Peptide levels. C-peptide is a protein that is produced in the body along with insulin because it is generally found in amounts equal to insulin. The test is not used to diagnose diabetes. Instead, it is used to determine how much insulin a person’s pancreas is still producing.