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Release Date: February 2004
This topic page summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for Rh (D) incompatibility.
Summary of Recommendations
- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends Rh (D) blood typing and antibody testing for all pregnant women during their first visit for pregnancy-related care.
Grade: A Recommendation.
- 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.
Grade: B Recommendation.
Current as of February 2004
Screening for Rh (D) Incompatibility, Topic Page. February 2004. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsdrhi.htm