A specialized branch of haematology, which uses antigen-antibody reactions in order to identify and study blood groups. A range of techniques is employed in order to identify blood groups, and to determine the compatibility of donor blood prior to transfusion.

MED2063By testing the donor and recipient blood, it is possible to then ascertain whether the donor blood is suitable for transfusion into the recipient.

Should any incompatibility be present, the cause of the incompatibility can be easily identified to ensure that suitable blood is provided.