Blood Type Checks Can Be Done When The Baby Is Born?
I want to ask? r nBecause I have doubts about my wife’s pregnancy, is that my child or not? r nMy blood type is B while my wife’s type is A? r nWhat will the child’s blood yield be? Can the blood test with the father suit or not?
Hello Lee Kim Chen Ri, Thank you for the question.
The surface of red blood cells has a molecule called antigen, which consists of antigens A and B. The presence or absence of this antigen determines a person's blood type. The child's blood type is determined by the blood type of each parent. However, in some cases, a child's blood type is not the same as a parent's; there is a combination of blood which results in different blood types. If parents have blood types A and B, then in general it is likely their children will have blood types A, B, AB, or O.
Blood type checks can be done when the baby is born and can be matched with the parent's blood type. However, examination of blood types alone can not be sure whether you are the father of the baby. To ensure this, the recommended examination is a child's DNA check that is matched with the parent's DNA. DNA testing is done by taking blood or tissue samples (saliva, hair) from parents and children. Matching the parent's DNA with the child's DNA indicates that the child is indeed the child of the parent being examined. Before conducting this examination, please consult with your doctor first.
I hope this helps.