Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Blood grouping Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to investigate an individual’s blood type.
Patient PreparationThere is no special preparation required for this test.
Sample TypeWhole blood
Sample volume4 mL
Sample collection ContainerEDTA tube (purple top)
Sample collection instructionsSample should be mixed gently by inverting eight times immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the EDTA.
Sample storageSamples should be refrigerated if sampling is not done within 24hrs.
Reference rangeA"," B"," O or AB positive samples.
Results Turnaround24 hrs.
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsThis test is used to determine blood and organ donor viability. It is also done for expectant mothers and newborns.