Spire Portsmouth Hospital has offered a wide range of private blood tests and investigations for many years. With our on-site pathology laboratory providing fast results, our facilities offer patients high diagnostic standards of care in the Hampshire, West Sussex and Isle of Wight region and our consultants are all recognised experts in their field.
There are four basic groups of blood types – A, B, AB and O and each of these will be either positive or negative (rhesus) – for example O rhesus positive.
A simple blood test, which is analysed in our laboratories, will identify your blood type. Knowing your blood type is important for certain types of profession, travelling to certain countries, and if you ever need a blood transfusion.