Rh Type

Testing with Anti-D reagent is necessary to determine if red blood cells possess or lack the D blood group antigen. Agglutination of red blood cells with Anti-D reagent is a positive test result, which indicates the presence of the D antigen on the red blood cells. Absence of agglutination is a negative test result, which indicates the D antigen is not demonstrable. A test for weak D may be performed on samples that test negative with Anti-D to determine the Rh status.
Primary Material Type:
Lake Area Technical Institute

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance -- Ambulatory Health Care Services -- Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories (6215)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations -- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (29-2012)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
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  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
Course Note:
Medical Laboratory Technician

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