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Knowing which of the four blood groups you are in is important in certain professions, when travelling and if you ever require a blood transfusion. A simple test will help to identify your blood type.
There are four basic groups of blood types - A, B, AB and O. Each of these will be either positive or negative.
If you require a blood transfusion your clinicians will need to know which of these groups you are. Having that information is useful for travellers and some professionals.
We pride ourselves on our clinical excellence, you'll be looked after by an experienced multi-disciplinary care team.
A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation. Spire Healthcare can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.
Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care.
All of our nurses are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.
You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.
For more information on visiting hours, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.
Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
A nurse will take a sample of blood from a vein in your arm.
The process will only take a minute or two and you'll be able to leave immediately. Some people do faint or feel as though they might faint during or straight after the test. If that affects you, our caring and dedicated staff will ensure you are alright before you leave.
The test results will be sent to your Spire consultant or NHS GP or consultant.
The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.
02 December 2020
Since March 2020, we have been proud to care for over 150,000 NHS patients, thanks to our landmark partnership with the…
12 November 2020
Quality check conducted in October 2020 identifies no areas need improvement at Spire Cardiff Hospital