A Blood Group system is defined as one or more blood group antigens encoded by a single gene or by two or more closely linked genes. The majority of the population has one of the ABO blood groups and is Rh positive or negative. But there are more than 30 identified blood groups and more than 600 known antigens besides A, B and Rh.
The ability to identify and match blood group types is important for blood transfusions, but also in pregnancy and before certain types of transplants.
Some blood types are associated with inheritance of other diseases for example, the Kell antigen is sometimes associated with McLeod syndrome. And also certain blood types may affect susceptibility to infections, an example being the resistance to specific malaria species seen in individuals lacking the Duffy antigen.
What are Blood Groups?
A Blood Group system is defined as one or more blood group traits (antigens) related to a single gene or two or more closely linked genes that contain the information to generate them.
In this report we show your markers associated with Blood Groups. The section also includes a Blood Type Calculator.
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