Chapter 2. Techniques Used in Blood Grouping

  1. Geoff Daniels PhD, FRCPath1 and
  2. Imelda Bromilow MSc, CBiol2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750926.ch2

Essential Guide To Blood Groups

Essential Guide To Blood Groups

How to Cite

Daniels, G. and Bromilow, I. (eds) (2007) Techniques Used in Blood Grouping, in Essential Guide To Blood Groups, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750926.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Molecular Diagnostics, National Blood Service, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    DiaMed AG, Scientific Manager, Cressier-sur-Morat, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153492

Online ISBN: 9780470750926



  • blood grouping techniques;
  • temperature;
  • antigen density;
  • haemagglutination reactions;
  • direct agglutination


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Factors affecting antigen-antibody reactions

  • Stages of haemagglutination reactions

  • Direct agglutination

  • Indirect agglutination

  • Elution techniques

  • Automation of test procedures

  • Flow cytometry

  • Molecular blood group genotyping