About Atypical antibody screen
What is an atypical antibody screen?
Antibodies are proteins typically produced by the immune system to target and protect against harmful entities. In rare cases, antibodies might be produced against red blood cells (RBCs) if the body is exposed to RBCs from another person after a transfusion or during pregnancy. These antibodies are produced during pregnancy if the baby’s RBCs have characteristics of their father’s which the mother does not recognise as her own. Antibodies targeting RBCs may be harmful to a developing baby although the antibodies are not usually produced before a mother gives birth. It is more common for antibodies against RBCs to be problematic for a second pregnancy.
Why take this test?
This is a compatibility test which detects antibodies against RBCs and is typically used prior to transfusion or during pregnancy.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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