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What is the definition or description of: ABO group-rh type?

What is the definition or description of: ABO group-rh type?

ABO refers to the: Major blood group antigens. People type as a, b, ab or o. Rh refers to the rhesus group -- either present or absent ie rh + (the more common) or rh -. ...Read more

Rh Factor (Definition)

The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen of the rh blood group system. In addition to its role in blood transfusion, the rh blood group system—specifically, the d antigen—is used to determine the risk of hemolytic disease of the newborn (hdn). Hdn sometimes occurs when an rh negative mother has an anti-d antibody and gives birth to ...Read more


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What type of antibody is associated with ABO group types?

What type of antibody is associated with ABO group types?

ABO blood groups: Not sure i understand your question. Abo antigens are glycoproteins (sugar-like molecules) found on the surface of red cells. There are 4 common types: groups a, b, ab, and o. People with type a blood have antibodies against b. Those with type b have antibodies against a. Those with type ab don't have any antibodies at all, while those with type o have antibodies against both a and b. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a guy with Rh negative blood and my girlfriend is in the ABO group. if we were to have a child, would there be any problems?

What to do if I'm a guy with Rh negative blood and my girlfriend is in the ABO group. if we were to have a child, would there be any problems?

Blood type : Everyone has both ABO and Rh (+/-) factor. Like A+, or O-. The problems that happen with Rh- moms an Rh+ babies are prevented by giving mom a shot, called RhoGAM. That's the short version. If you are interested in knowing the details of how this works, check out http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/rh/ ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ABO group?

ABO blood group: The ABO system is the most important typing system in blood banking. The a and b antigens are long sugar molecules attached to the surface of red cells. People with type a blood make antibodies against the b antigen. People with type b blood make antibodies against the a antigen. People with type o blood make antibodies against both a and b. People with type ab blood don't make any antibodies. ...Read more

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Can all blood types contain Rh factor?

Can all blood types contain Rh factor?

Yes: All blood types, whether a, b, ab, or o can be rh positive or negative. Written a+ or a-, b+ or b-, o+ or o-, etc. ...Read more

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When hospitals type and match blood, does it show the Rh factor or just the blood type?

When hospitals type and match blood, does it show the Rh factor or just the blood type?

Oh, MUCH more...: ABO type, Rh type, and a screen for any unusual antibodies from other groups that may affect the safety of transfuson. Typing blood is an extremely deep subject and there are actually dozens of types with which I'm experienced and many more that I've only read about. ...Read more

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Do all negative blood types automatically have a negative Rh factor? (if you neg on one are u neg on other)

Do all negative blood types automatically have a negative Rh factor? (if you neg on one are u neg on other)

It's the same thing: In the abo/rh blood typing categories, if the rh factor is not there, it is called a negative blood type. (in other situations, when doctors are not talking about the abo/rh typing, then "negative" would mean that something else is missing. For example, a test for sickle cell anemia would be called "negative" if no sickle cell mutation was found, but would not be talking about the rh factor.). ...Read more

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Abo Group (Definition)

The ABO system is the most important typing system in blood banking. The a and b antigens are long sugar molecules attached to the surface of red cells. People with type a blood make antibodies against the b antigen. People with type b blood make antibodies against the a antigen. People with type o blood make antibodies against both a and b. People with type ab blood ...Read more