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Posted by: cat2, Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:41am
Hi, when I ordered my SWAMI I also ordered the blood type testing kit - just to double check the blood test I did years ago was correct (it was from a UK co - I believe from DR D though).  The part which you check your blood type is slightly different to the one I previously got, the first test were very simple either plain red circles or mottled (agglutinate) circles, but this one I recently received, some of the red circles are a more deeper browny colour i.e. the 1st circle on the O + and O - .  Anyway I checked it as O + (as before), but when I asked my husband he said either A or O?? I said why do you say that - the first circle isn't mottled? - he said it isn't brown either so I'm not sure.  I just presume the tones are slightly different on the check sheet - just like some of the agglutinates are weaker or stronger.  I definitely don't see it as A (I think he needs to get some new glasses  :) ::)  
I was just wondering has anyone else recently done the blood test and can explain why the first circle on the O's is browner.  Btw mine is a bit darker than the others because it was the first blood I used and there was more, the control is a bit darker too because I had to squeeze the finger by then and got a good drop.  I could attach a photo if it was possible?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 30, 2013, 1:28pm; Reply: 1
You can put photos on sites like Imgur photobucket Flickr Shutterfly Tumblr imageshack tinypic

Then link to them from a post in the forums.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, August 30, 2013, 1:30pm; Reply: 2
A collection of images showing the variety of ways blood smears can look like on eldoncards and how to read the splotches:

https://www.google.com/search?q=eldoncard&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=s50gUqaDFqTgyQGA2oC4CA&biw=1653&bih=942&sei=uJ0gUtqXLcHB2wW67IHoCg


(May need to scroll to find a splotch that looks like yours.)
Posted by: cat2, Friday, August 30, 2013, 3:23pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from C_Sharp
You can put photos on sites like Imgur photobucket Flickr Shutterfly Tumblr imageshack tinypic

Then link to them from a post in the forums.


Thanks so much, mine look's most like Monkey Timmy's (0+) but I have a photobucket account (although I never use it now) so I will try and upload a photo from there.

Posted by: cat2, Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:09pm; Reply: 4
The new one:



The old one:





Posted by: cat2, Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:11pm; Reply: 5
:o Sorry the photos are so large !!   I can downsize them and/or remove them later.
Posted by: wayland B+, Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:14pm; Reply: 6
That looks very O+ to me.
Posted by: ABJoe, Friday, August 30, 2013, 4:33pm; Reply: 7
Definitely O+...
Posted by: cat2, Sunday, September 1, 2013, 8:51am; Reply: 8
Thanks for helping confirm, I think it's definitely 0+ too  :)
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