Discipline - Blood typing
A, B and O blood groups and Rhesus (Rh) factor
Facility level:
Assay formats
Slide and/or tube agglutination test
Status history
First added in 2018
Changed in 2019
Changed in 2020
Changed in 2022
Purpose type
To determine A, B and O groups and Rh type
Specimen types
Venous whole blood, Capillary whole blood
Technical specifications for procurements
Tech spec excel link By including an attachment

Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation

General In vitro diagnostics tests are the general core and routine laboratory tests for clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, microbiology (virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology) and histopathology. These tests were selected on the basis of the scientific validity of an analyte, i.e. the association between an analyte and a clinical condition or physiological state; and clinical utility. Many of these tests are required for effective management of patients and have already been described in WHO publications.

Details of submission from 2022

The inclusion of this entry was based on WHO guidelines and technical reports that include recommendations for the appropriate IVDs.