Rh(D) Incompatibility: Screening
Release Date: February 2004
Summary of Recommendations
|Pregnant women, during the first pregnancy-related care visit|
The USPSTF strongly recommends Rh(D) blood typing and antibody testing for all pregnant women during their first visit for pregnancy-related care.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial.|
|Unsensitized Rh(D)-negative pregnant women|
The USPSTF recommends repeated Rh(D) antibody testing for all unsensitized Rh(D)-negative women at 24 to 28 weeks' gestation, unless the biological father is known to be Rh(D)-negative.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Rh(D) Incompatibility: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.