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in transplantation immunology, a method of measuring the degree of organ, solid tissue, or blood compatibility between two individuals, in which specific histocompatibility antigens (such as those on leukocytes or erythrocytes) are detected by means of suitable isoimmune antisera.
blood typing (typing of blood) determining the character of the blood on the basis of agglutinogens in the erythrocytes; see also blood group.
phage typing characterization of bacteria, extending to strain differences, by demonstration of susceptibility to one or more races (a spectrum) of bacteriophage; widely applied to staphylococci, typhoid bacilli, and other organisms for epidemiological purposes.
tissue typing identification of the human leukocyte antigens of the donor and recipient of a transplant or transfusion; see also tissue typing.
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blood typing

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blood typ·ing

(blŭd tīping)
Process of testing a sample of blood to determine antigen and antibody factors to determine whether the patient has Type A, Type B, Type AB, or Type O blood.
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Patient discussion about blood typing

Q. HIV - does it infect specific Blood Types? A friend of mine joined the army and they took him to an experiment and infected him with HIV. But he was not infected- he said because he has a certain blood type. Is this true?

A. HIV, as all other viruses need specific cells,s surface proteins which called receptors,in case of HIV these receptors are found in certain WBCs that known as T-helper cells which named as T4 cells. All humans have these T4 cells but some people lack the receptor that necessary for virus attachment and pentration of the cell which leeds to the inablity of the virus to cause infection and become a target for the immune system. But they c can infect other suseptable people.

Q. Is it true that people with different blood type should have different diets?

A. I myself believe that that theory was kind of "psychological" advise : if you believe on it, then you do it, then you will have positive result. But I agree with violet that there is still none appropriate study to prove that theory.
And by the way, what "eat diet according to your blood type" suggests most likely are full lists of healthy foods, so I do believe if you follow a healthy diet program (doesn't have to be blood-type-diet), you will have a healthy life indeed..
Stay healthy always..

Q. is it possible to change my blood type from ab to ab-?

A. not really no...i mean there's a possibility if you'll have bone marrow and liver transplant-,26278,23106284-5007185,00.html

and immunologically there shouldn't be a problem, because the body will react to an addition of proteins but not the lack of them (Rh-). but i fail to see why you want to do that.

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The Blood Typing Game is available for free on the official web site of the Nobel Prize,, which launched in March 2012.
Manual techniques for blood typing and pretransfusion testing continue to be a large segment in the US blood transfusion industry.
To meet the growing demand for innovative blood typing solutions, Grifols comprehensive portfolio now includes ABO and Rh monoclonal antisera, rare antigen antisera, and anti-human globulin sera.
According to the company, manual techniques for blood typing and pretransfusion testing continue to be a large segment in the US blood transfusion industry.
To meet the growing demand for blood typing solutions, the company's portfolio now includes antisera reagents, most of which require no incubation time: ABO & Rh monoclonal antisera, an anti-D that detects the DVI variant (IgM/IgG blend) for anti-D testing; Rare antisera, a range of high-quality monoclonal antisera for typing rare antigens; As well as anti-human globulin sera, a range of polyspecific and monospecific anti-globulins.
The blood typing was performed at Parkland Memorial Hospital, which was not named in the lawsuit.
(NYSE: BIO and BIOb) has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for the IH-Incubator L and IH-Centrifuge L instruments to be used with the full range of Bio-Rad's IH-System Gel Reagents for manual blood typing methods, the company said.