Routine testing of fetal Rhesus D status in Rhesus D negative women using cell-free fetal DNA: an investigation into the preferences and information needs of women.
Bottom Line: The knowledge of blood groups was poor.Women would welcome the introduction of routine fetal RhD genotyping.Information leaflets and training of midwives will be essential for implementation to ensure good understanding regarding testing.
Affiliation: Fetal Medicine Unit, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The majority of women (95.9%) would rather have the blood test performed at the same time as other routine blood tests. However, they would be happy to have an extra blood test (89.3%) if it was necessary. Most women would want the opportunity to discuss the test with a midwife (89%) and would be willing to have an extra appointment if required (79%). Women ranked the test accuracy, having enough information and being able to discuss with a midwife most highly (Figure 1).
Affiliation: Fetal Medicine Unit, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.