I don't know why, but that bothered me. So, I bought a home test kit on ebay and just ran the test. It was an Eldoncard kit and I paid less than $10 for it on ebay (and yes, that includes the shipping).
The test itself was very easy to do, I just needed four drops of blood, a little water, and the stuff that came with the kit:
- 1 Eldoncard 2511-1
- 1 lancet (needle)
- 4 Eldon sticks (mixing sticks)
- 1 alcohol swab
- 1 cotton ball
- 1 plastic pipette (eyedropper)
- You also need some tap water (not included)
You then look for clotting and compare the results to the chart that comes with the instructions. The results were instantaneous. One of the circles instantly started forming big, messy clots. The others did not.
And now, the mystery is solved. I am A negative.
It's funny, but my older brother (a dentist) predicted that would be the result, based on heredity and that being the type my three brothers have. I don't know what blood type my sister has.
Here's the info on the procedure: http://www.eldoncard.com/
(check the Video/Procedure link at the bottom of the screen)
You can see a higher quality version on You Tube:
I bought the kit on ebay for under $10 (including shipping).
Funny thing: the kit comes with a pop-out lancet that you're supposed to just jab yourself with and it will poke in the appropriate amount. But I couldn't make myself use it. I guess it's because I'd never used one on myself before and wasn't sure how deep it would go, how much it would hurt, etc. I was more comfortable getting a fresh Xacto blade and using it to poke myself (and make a small cut) because -- having done that COUNTLESS times while working on miniatures -- I knew exactly what it would feel like. It didn't really bother me at all.
By the way, Donna is so needlephobic that I didn't tell her about this. I didn't want her to get all worked up thinking about me poking myself with a needle. I'll tell her sometime tomorrow.