An indirect Coombs' test determines whether there are
antibodies to the
Rh factor in the mother’s blood.
If test results show that antibody amounts are increasing during
pregnancy, the fetus may be at greater risk of harm.
A fetus who is Rh-negative will not be harmed, even if the mother is
October 20, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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