Blood Group ABO and its Variants

The ABO histo-blood group system is the most biologically significant in humans. It is defined by the presence or absence of A and/or B antigens on the red cell membrane. The presence and detection of ABO antigens is a consequence of a complex interplay of known and unknown genetics, biosynthesis, environmental factors and finally the sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic assay.
Written by key experts in the field of Clinical Chemistry and Transfusion Medicine, the e-chapter, entitled “Blood Group ABO and its variants”, offers an up-to-date presentation and understanding of the diversity and complexity of the blood group system.