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Posted by: BTypeAUS, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 12:57am
My 12 year old son is autistic and no way is he going to allow a needle near him.. he is terrified of them !
I still don't know his blood type but would like to have him tested. Is there another way? can the GP use his saliva instead?
Posted by: geminisue, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:04am; Reply: 1
Does he ever, skin his elbow or skin his knees, or cut his finger, if you have a test kit available, I would think it can be done, at that time.  

Your blood type is B, what is Father's Blood Type, maybe, able to give you a guestimate, for the time being.

What are grand parents types?  
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:06am; Reply: 2
Quoted from geminisue
Does he ever, skin his elbow or skin his knees, or cut his finger, if you have a test kit available, I would think it can be done, at that time.  

Your blood type is B, what is Father's Blood Type, maybe, able to give you a guestimate, for the time being.

What are grand parents types?  


His father is an O, my other son is also an O. He would either be a B or O. Ive heard they need to take a lot of blood to find out your blood group not just a small pin-prick, is that true?
Posted by: gulfcoastguy, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:13am; Reply: 3
Nope just a pin prick on the side of your finger and 4 small drops if you are using the usual typing card.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:22am; Reply: 4
Sometimes the practitioner already has it or the hospital where the birth occurred may have a record a child's blood type.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:28am; Reply: 5
Quoted from gulfcoastguy
Nope just a pin prick on the side of your finger and 4 small drops if you are using the usual typing card.


I always do all 4 spots.

In this case we have a 50% of being O and a 50% chance of being B.

If one just had a single drop of blood for the B spot on the card that would allow one to determine B or O.

Of course it would be nice to determine Rh, which requires a second drop of blood.
Posted by: BTypeAUS, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:34am; Reply: 6
I found this clip :
http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-find-out-your-blood-type-264054/

we could quickly prick his finger and do it ..where do I get the kit from?
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:48am; Reply: 7
http://www.4yourtype.com/products.asp?dept=21
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 1:53am; Reply: 8
In Australia, use this URL:

http://right4yourtypeau.com/original-home-blood-typing-p-239.html



In the US you can get Eldon cards for testing in large pharmacies, I am not sure if that is the case in Australia.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, November 6, 2010, 4:32am; Reply: 9
there s also a video on utube about blood typing done by DPN
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