- By Laurel J. Kelly
Mayo Clinic PathWays: What’s the diagnosis?
This week's case reviews blood test results of a 25-year-old female with no history of medical problems who saw her family medicine physician for routine obstetric care. She was 28 weeks pregnant with her second pregnancy. She received care during her previous pregnancy in a different country, and limited records are available. However, she denies any problems with her prior pregnancy. On the day of the appointment, she reported feeling well, and the physical exam was unremarkable. Her blood type is O-negative, and the antibody screen was positive. Based on the patient’s clinical history and the results of blood bank testing, what is the next best step in managing this patient?