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J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017 May;39(5):366-373. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.12.006.

No. 343-Routine Non-invasive Prenatal Prediction of Fetal RHD Genotype in Canada: The Time is Here.

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1
Calgary, AB.
2
Vancouver, BC.
3
Edmonton, AB.

Abstract

The optimal management of the D-negative pregnant woman is now based on the non-invasive antenatal prediction of fetal D-blood group by cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal plasma, with targeted prophylaxis for women carrying RHD-positive fetuses. This provides the optimal care for D-negative pregnant women and has been adopted as the standard approach in a growing number of countries around the world. This paper is the result of a consensus meeting of the Canadian National Rh Working Group, an interdisciplinary group formed to review the current status of fetal RHD genotyping based on cfDNA in Canada. The group, in collaboration with the SOGC Genetics committee, reviewed the benefits and challenges of implementing RHD genotyping with targeted prophylaxis in the context of the existing routine antenatal anti D prophylaxis program in Canada. The following summary statements and recommendations are based on this review.

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PMID:
28454757
DOI:
10.1016/j.jogc.2016.12.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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