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Rh (D) Incompatibility, Screening, 2004

* Indicates an old grade definition


Recommendations: Rh (D) Incompatibility

  • Rh(D) Blood Typing: Screening -- Pregnant Women, First Pregnancy Related Visit
    Grade: A*
    Specific Recommendations:


    The USPSTF strongly recommends Rh (D) blood typing and antibody testing for all pregnant women during their first visit for pregnancy-related care.

    Frequency of Service:


    First prenatal visit.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

  • Rh(D) Blood Typing: Screening -- Antibody Testing Unsensitized Rh (D)-Negative Pregnant Women
    Grade: B*
    Specific Recommendations:


    The USPSTF recommends repeated Rh (D) antibody testing for all unsensitized Rh (D)-negative women at 24-28 weeks gestation, unless the biological father is known to be Rh (D)-negative.

    Frequency of Service:


    Repeat testing at 24-28 weeks gestation.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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