A patient has had a type and crossmatch drawn after admission to the hospital for surgery. Which of the following is part of the type and crossmatch test? Select all that apply.


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- The blood type of the patient

- Whether certain antibodies are present in the patient’s blood

- A match with donor blood for Rh compatibility

- The amount of iron present in the blood

- The overall volume of the patient’s blood


A type and crossmatch is a test performed on a blood sample that is done prior to blood product transfusion. The test consists of such elements as the patient’s blood type, the presence of certain antibodies, and Rh compatibility.

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