Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Blood grouping Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to investigate an individual’s blood type.



Patient Preparation

There is no special preparation required for this test.

Sample Type

Whole blood

Sample volume

4 mL

Sample collection Container

EDTA tube (purple top)

Sample collection instructions

Sample should be mixed gently by inverting eight times immediately after collection"," for proper mixing of blood with the EDTA.

Sample storage

Samples should be refrigerated if sampling is not done within 24hrs.

Reference range

A"," B"," O or AB positive samples.

Results Turnaround

24 hrs.

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

This test is used to determine blood and organ donor viability. It is also done for expectant mothers and newborns.