BLOOD TYPE AND RH FACTOR
Blood type is determined by the types of antigens (or markers) on your blood cells. Antigens are proteins on the surface of your blood cells that can cause a response from the immune system – which is good in fighting disease.
The Rh factor is a type of protein on the surface of red blood cells. Red blood cells that contain protein are called Rh‐positive and the red blood cells that don’t are Rh‐negative. If you have Rh‐negative blood, it can be given to anyone because it can’t be identified as foreign in other people’s bodies (because it doesn’t have an antigen.)
The benefits of knowing your blood type, range from identification (blood is a powerful genetic fingerprint!) to nutrition (according to some studies, certain blood types break down foods better than others, allowing customers to better manage their health).
No, fasting is not required. There are no dietary or medicinal restrictions to take this test.
No. You do not need to provide a doctor’s order to get lab testing done at Sethi labs.
Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected.
No. You can walk in for same day testing. We make it easy for you by offering work-friendly hours.
We recommend you share your results with your physician.