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Blood groups

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Blood typing - ABO blood groups and Rh types

Classifying blood types is particularly important when it comes to blood transfusions. The most common systems used for classifying blood are the ABO blood group system and the Rhesus (Rh) type system.

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Blood group testing - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine your blood group in preparation for a possible blood transfusion or treatment with specific blood components or products.

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Blood Groups and Transfusions

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Group and screen - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine your blood group and whether you have any blood group related antibodies (red cell antibodies) that need to be considered by the transfusion laboratory prior to a possible blood transfusion.

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Red cell antibody screen - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine whether you have any blood group or red cell antibodies that need to be considered by the transfusion laboratory prior to a possible blood transfusion.

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26 Weeks Pregnant Appointment | Raising Children Network

Find out about the blood group type test and Anti-D injection some mothers need at the 26-28 week antenatal visit.

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34 Weeks Pregnant Appointment | Raising Children Network

Find out about the blood group type test and Anti-D injection some mothers need at the 34-36 week antenatal visit.

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Antenatal group and screen - Lab Tests Online AU

To determine the ABO and RhD blood group, and any possible blood group antibodies (commonly referred to as red cell antibodies), that may affect pregnancy and cause haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN). HDN occurs when red cell antibodies present in the mothers bloodstream cross the placenta and destroy the unborn babys red cells. This may lead to serious complications such as severe anaemia, brain damage and sometimes death of the baby. Early identification and detection helps maternity carers to support a pregnancy plan tailored for safe care and management of both the mother and the baby.

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Blood tests during pregnancy

Find out more on the blood tests you be offered during your pregnancy. You don't have to have the tests, but it's important to understand what they are for.

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Crossmatch - Lab Tests Online AU

To enable the transfusion laboratory to select and issue the most appropriate and compatible blood for a transfusion.

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