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Rh(D) Incompatibility: Screening

Release Date: February 2004

Recommendation Summary

Summary of Recommendations

PopulationRecommendationGrade
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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. 

A
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. 

B

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Current as of: July 2015

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Rh(D) Incompatibility: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. July 2015.
https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/rh-d-incompatibility-screening

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