“Weak in the D’s”
A Look at D Variants
Recorded October 2012
This Blood Bank Guy video is a look at two of the most commonly misunderstood variants of the RhD gene: Weak D and Partial D (as well as a little bit on DEL). I discuss the differences, similarities, and overlap between these two often confused entities.
Please note that since this video was recorded, new recommendations from U.S. organizations have proposed an alternate method of integrating molecular (genetic) testing for RHD into the workflow. Please see my interview with Connie Westhoff on Rh Genotyping for more information!
The Blood Bank Guy Videos were recorded at various times between 2010 and 2014. All videos were as current as I could make them at the time of the recording, but I cannot guarantee that they are 100% up to date. For more information on many topics covered in these videos, please see either the Blood Bank Guy Essentials Podcast or the Blood Bank Guy Essentials Blog!