Learning Objectives

After completing this exercise, you should be able to

1. explain the basis of ABO blood typing;

2. determine the ABO type of a blood sample;

3. explain the basis of Rh blood typing;

4. describe how the Rh type of a blood sample is determined.


b ecause of the possibility of blood infections being transmitted from one student to another if blood testing is performed in the classroom, it is suggested that commercially prepared blood-typing kits containing virusfree human blood be used for ABO blood typing. The instructor may wish to demonstrate Rh blood typing. Observe all of the safety procedures listed for this lab.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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