This analysis focuses on determining your blood group (A, B, AB, or O) and whether you are RhD positive or RhD negative.
What can you expect from this Blood Group Test?
This in-store test will determine your blood group using a method called ABO typing. There are four main blood groups: A, B, AB, and O. Your blood group is determined by the genes inherited from your parents and is based on the presence of specific proteins on the surface of your red blood cells. Each blood group can be either RhD positive (+) or RhD negative (-), resulting in a total of eight blood groups. Blood group O is the most common, accounting for nearly half (48%) of the UK population. Please note that this test typically has a turnaround time of 2 to 3 days.
Identifying the conditions of this test
Blood Cells (1 Biomarker)
A full blood count is a comprehensive test that offers insights into overall health and helps detect a wide range of issues, including infections, anaemia, and leukaemia. By examining different blood cell types, this test provides crucial information about your hematological status.
Full Blood Count
A full blood count (FBC) provides detailed information about various components of the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Red blood cells play a vital role in oxygen transport throughout the body, while white blood cells are essential for immune function and defense against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Platelets are crucial for blood clotting. By evaluating these blood cell types, an FBC serves as a screening tool for identifying disorders such as anaemia and infections.
There are four main blood groups: A, B, AB, and O. Each group can be either RhD positive or RhD negative, resulting in a total of eight blood types.