People decide to check their blood group for different reasons ranging from curiosity to issues related to their health such as pregnancy or pre-operation preparation. Whatever be the reason, a simple blood test will give you the answer you need and the information is useful for a lifetime. Blood group testing is necessary for pregnant women to help them avoid Rhesus disease, and it costs £72.80.
There are three main types of blood group A, B, and O (those who neither have A nor B). These three blood groups are either present as rhesus D positive or negative. The combinations of the ABO and Rhesus factor gives a total of 8 different types of blood group namely
If you know your blood group, it can help in the case of an emergency when an urgent blood transfusion is needed.
The table below shows which blood groups are compatible to either donate or receive blood from the other.
|Blood group||Who you can donate blood to||Who you can receive blood from|
|O positive||O+, A+, B+, AB+||O+, O-|
|A positive||A+, AB+||A+, A-, O+, O-|
|B positive||B+, AB+||B+, B-, O+, O-|
|AB positive||AB+, AB-||All blood types|
|O negative||All blood types||O- only|
|A negative||A+,A-, AB+, AB-||A-, O-|
|B negative||B+, B-, AB+, AB-||B-, O-|
|AB negative||AB+, AB-||A-, B-, O-, AB-|
After the test, your result will be available within a few days which we can send to you either via your mail or phone call. We will also send your blood type card that will be useful during emergencies to you by post.
Visit our London GP clinic today for your reliable and fast ABO blood group test or reach out to us on 020 70434318to book an appointment.
* A blood draw fee of £50 is payable for blood tests, urine tests and swabs carry no surcharge.