The testing of a sample of blood to determine an individual’s blood group.
- Laboratory tests are performed within a week before surgery and might include a complete blood count, electrolyte levels, blood typing and cross match, and coagulation tests.
- The first test that should be done is a blood typing of the pregnant patient to check for Rh factors.
- Advancements in the use of anesthetic agents, infection control, blood typing, and prosthetics saved numerous lives and gave hope to the wounded.
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Syllabification: blood typ·ing
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