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Old 06-23-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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I'm pregnant and found out my blood type is negative. I'd prefer to find out if I really need the rhogam shot before getting it for (possibly) no reason, so my husband needs to find out his blood type.

Any body know of an easy/cheap way to do this? Do minute clinics do them? He doesn't do well giving blood in large quantities, so the Red Cross Blood Donation option is a last resort.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I can't see why Care Now or Prima Care can't do it with just a prick of the finger. I learned in 9th grade biology class how to determine blood type, so it's nothing that any clinic would have a hard time figuring out.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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I'll check into those.

Sorry--forgot to mention I'm looking for the cheapest option because we haven't touched his deductible yet and I don't want to spend $100+ for a simple test if possible.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: la hacienda
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Is it possible he has already been typed somewhere along the way in his medical records? Perhaps he can go to or call his MD and ask to see his records or ask them to look at his labs to see if it's there. Try asking the pharmacist at Walgreens/CVS, they might have a blood typing kit available for sale
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Check his medical records. They may have it on file already. You can also ask your doctor to just call over to a lab and have it done. It shouldn't be more than your normal doctors visit co-pay to just do a blood type test. His primary doctor should be able to order it under these circumstances and might even do it without him having to go in for an appointment. He would just do the paperwork and send him to someplace like LabCorp (tons of locations around the area) to get it done and it's pretty quick.


Places like CareNow are typically more than your doctors copay visit. So check w/ his primary doctor first.


CONGRATS!!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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If he was ever in the military, there is a record of his blood type.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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No military. I'm not sure if he has been typed before (his parents didn't think so and they are docs, so I'm relatively confident in them) but it is worth checking into. I was trying to avoid a doc visit because we don't have a primary care doc and haven't met our deductible for him, so a visit could be costly and a PITA to schedule.

I think our insurance might cover a yearly "physical" though--I'll check into that. He might be able to get it done through his lab at the med school too

Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:55 PM
 
Location: TX
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No military. I'm not sure if he has been typed before (his parents didn't think so and they are docs, so I'm relatively confident in them) but it is worth checking into. I was trying to avoid a doc visit because we don't have a primary care doc and haven't met our deductible for him, so a visit could be costly and a PITA to schedule.

I think our insurance might cover a yearly "physical" though--I'll check into that. He might be able to get it done through his lab at the med school too

Thanks!
I don't know if all hospitals/labs always include the type and Rh, but at the time my kids had their Texas Newborn(Neonatal) Screenings the hospital lab did report their blood type and Rh status as well. Most states also do similar testing on newborns (with some variation on the specific disorders tested for) - so you should check with your husbands parents one more time and remind them of this. Since they are physicians it may jog something in their long term memories.
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Here + There = Everywhere
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If you go to Rhesus Negative | Where Two Negatives Make A Negative you will see an ad on the right hand side where you can order a blood testing kit for a little bit over 10 Dollars.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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They sell blood tests kits online, try seating on amazon.
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