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Blood Group Systems & Genetics - Chapter Summary
Study the basics of blood group systems and genetics with help from top instructors. They have created bite-sized lessons that make it easy to grasp molecular blood grouping, different blood types and much more. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to do the following:
- Provide a description of the composition of blood
- Define and share examples of agglutination in hematology
- Discuss different applications of molecular blood grouping
- Differentiate between the four blood types and explain how they are inherited
- Describe different blood groups and explain why they do not mix
- Explain RH blood compatibility and why it's important during pregnancy
All lessons in this chapter are accessible anytime and from any Internet-enabled location. Hop on your computer or mobile device to study blood group systems and genetics whenever and wherever your schedule allows. When ready, check your knowledge of the lessons you study by taking accompanying quizzes. Our practice exam offers a comprehensive review of this entire chapter.
1. What Is the Composition of Blood?
This lesson is going to cover the materials of which blood is composed. We will explore the parts that make up the solid and liquid portions of blood and discuss how these are maintained.
2. Agglutination in Hematology: Definition & Examples
Learn about how red blood cell hemagglutination works and the factors involved in the process. See how hemagglutination is used in the laboratory in an array of tests, from blood typing to the diagnoses of viral illnesses.
3. Molecular Blood Grouping: Definition & Applications
Blood is vital, but complicated. In this lesson, review the major and minor factors used in determining blood type grouping. Also learn about the specificity of molecular blood grouping and applicable situations for use.
4. Blood Type Inheritance in Humans
This lesson explains differences among the four blood types in humans: A, B, AB, and O. It also shows how these blood types are passed from parents to children.
5. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups
Blood types are determined by antigens found in red blood cells. Learn about the blood types, red blood cell antigens, agglutination, the ABO system, the blood groups, and the definitions of universal donor and universal recipient blood types.
6. Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis
The Rh blood group system is a classification system for blood based on the presence or absence of Rh antigen. Individuals who possess the Rh antigen are considered Rh positive, whereas individuals who do not carry the antigen are considered Rh negative. Learn about blood groups, the Rh blood group system, Rh negative blood, and the effect of Rh factor in erythroblastosis fetalis.
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