RH Factor Prenatal Test

rhfactor Among the routine tests done early in pregnancy- often at the first visit- is to determine whether the Rh factor is present in your blood. The Rh factor is a type of protein sometimes present in your blood and whether or not you have the Rh factor is determined by your genes passed on from your parents.

A woman who carries this protein is Rh-positive and someone without it is Rh-negative. Your Rh status, whether positive or negative, does not affect your health before pregnancy, but during pregnancy- if you are Rh-negative and your baby is Rh-positive, problems can arise. Your Rh status is determined by testing your blood.

More Tests

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Contraction Stress test (CST)
Glucose Tolerance Testing
Hemoglobin Test
Non-Stress (NST) Test
Rh Factor
Triple Screen Test

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