Blood typing is done to check out your blood type and blood group. People have different blood groups and it is important to know yours. Some blood groups are more common than others. Those who have similar blood groups are known as compatible. So, they can give and receive each other’s blood whenever required.
The test is done to find out the type of blood group you have such as:
Two of the antigens available on the surface of the red blood cells are known as antigen A and antigen B. The ABO groups system for blood typing is depended upon which antigens you have on the red blood cells. You inherit the specific blood group antigens from your parents.
The blood typing system usually used in the Rhesus system is known Rh system, which is named after Rhesus monkey in which it was initially found. If you have an Rh antigen on the surface of the red blood cells, you are Rhesus positive (Rh+).