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can the cord blood be used to fill up the card for the blood grouping test? I have a friend who would like to do this without the heal stick if possible.
 

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yes, but I really advise using three cards to ensure accuracy. the cards are notorious for having false results because of individual use. (I saw multiple false results during my apprenticeship!)<br><br>
I send cord blood to the lab for accurate testing. if you're considering Rhogam, typing the cord blood isn't something I'm willing to risk results on at all.
 

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I agree. I just send the cord blood into the lab.<br><br>
One midwife I know uses the eldon card, and if it say's baby's positive, she is willing to do RhoGam based on that (assuming the parents want RhoGam, of course.).<br><br>
But if it's negative, she always sends the blood into the lab to confirm before forgoing RhoGam.
 

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thanks, she has the eldon card type, I will pass it on and let her decide if she wants to take it the next step to the lab.
 
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