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Bombay blood phenotype: Laboratory detection and transfusions recommendations
Nicholas Suraci1, Maximo Mora2
1Pathology, jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY, US.
2Pathology, jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Queens, NY, US.

Article ID: 100023IJBTINS2016
doi:10.5348/ijbti-2016-23-CR-3

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Chailr of Pathology
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Queens, NY
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Suraci N, Mora M. Bombay blood phenotype: Laboratory detection and transfusions recommendations. Int J Blood Transfus Immunohematol 2016;6:8–11.


Abstract
Four main blood types routinely identified today are A, B, AB, and O. Universal donors have type "O" blood, and have no "A" or "B" antigens. In turn, no blood reactions will occur in recipients. Conversely, universal recipients having type "AB" blood will have no antibodies to the "A" or "B" antigens. Bombay phenotype has no "A" or "B" antigens, classifying it as "O" blood type. Furthermore, Bombay phenotype lacks expression of the H antigen, which is present on every blood cell. When mixed with any type of blood other than Bombay blood, hemolytic reactions occur. A 55-year-old male had his blood typed and screened after trauma activation for an eye injury. On forward grouping, the patient was identified as blood type "O". On reverse grouping, agglutination occurred. Laboratory procedures were evaluated and an expanded antigen panel was performed which confirmed this agglutination, which led to the suspicion of a rare blood type. The patient did not require blood transfusion and was further evaluated by New York Blood Center where the diagnosis of Bombay Phenotype was confirmed. This case emphasizes the importance of proper laboratory investigations for rare blood types, preventative strategies, as well as management of Bombay blood type.

Keywords: Antigen, Bombay, Blood, Group


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Author Contributions
Nicholas Paul Suraci – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Maximo Mora – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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