Hi, I have had the Lewis B antigen type blood test done in order find out my secretor type, is anyone able to decipher if the results mean secretor or non secretor. TIA
The results read:
Blood group O
Rh (D) Positive
Antibodies to Blood Group Antigens : Not Detected
This looks like a typical "type and screen" test usually done before surgery in case a patient needs a blood transfusion right away or when a pregnant lady goes to the hospital to deliver a newborn and they need to know if she is a candidate for Rh immune globulin or their is some other blood incompatibility between her and her baby other than ABO or Rh.
A Lewis phenotype interpretation is as follows.
Le(a-b+) is always a secretor
Le(a+b-) is always a non-secretor
Le(a-b-) can be either a secretor or non-secretor
If you don't see this then what you got was a type and screen.