Blood Group Active Haptens in Urine and Faeces

  • Arne Lundblad
  • M. Alan Chester
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 228)


A number of oligosaccharides found in normal urine and faeces have been identified as blood group active haptens, particularly within the ABO and Lewis systems. The oligosaccharide composition in these materials is therefore dependent upon the ABO, H, Lewis and Secretor genotype of the individual.


Blood Group Human Milk Normal Urine Milk Oligosaccharide Human Milk Oligosaccharide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arne Lundblad
    • 1
  • M. Alan Chester
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical ChemistryUniversity of LundLundSweden

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