Rh antibody


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Noun1.Rh antibody - rhesus factor antibody
antibody - any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response
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If a pregnant woman is Rh negative and if the father is Rh positive, then the mother should be tested for the presence of Rh antibody (Coombs' test) every 2-3 weeks.
It is well documented that transfusing Rh-negative red cells to Rh-positive recipients will not cause increased Rh antibody production from exposure to antigens that are more common on Rh-negative red blood cells.