Discipline - Blood typing
ABO blood groups and Rhesus (Rh) factor typing
Facility level:
Assay formats
Slide agglutination test
Status history
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Changed in 2022
Purpose type
Determination of Physiological Status
To determine ABO groups and Rh factor
Specimen types
Capillary whole blood, Venous whole blood
WHO prequalified or recommended products
WHO supporting documents
Interagency list of priority medical devices for essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. (2016). https://iris.who.int/bitstream/handle/10665/205490/9789241565028_eng.pdf?sequence=1
Technical specifications for procurements

Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation

General in vitro diagnostics tests are the general core and routine laboratory tests for clinical chemistry, haematology, blood transfusion, clinical microbiology (virology, bacteriology, parasitology and mycology) and other tests relevant to clinical pathology and anatomical pathology. These tests were selected on the basis of the scientific validity of an analyte, i.e. the association between an analyte and a clinical condition or physiological state, and clinical utility. Many of these tests are required for effective management of patients and have already been described in WHO publications.

Details of submission from 2022

The inclusion of this entry was based on WHO guidelines and technical reports that include recommendations for the appropriate IVDs.