Blood test and Antibody Screening is essential to determine blood type so that you can have a healthy and safe conception. Blood transfusion may be required during pregnancy so to avoid complications these tests are recommended before conception. To determine the possibility of antibody Rh status should be tested.
The different Blood Types are A, B, AB, O and Rh positive or negative. It is necessary to know the blood types so that the doctors can get prepared and the treatment accordingly. It is important for the doctors to know the blood types of the mother and the fetus, to handle the problems successfully. As different blood types of the mother and fetus can react negatively causing harm to the fetus.
The presence of antibodies can be detected through antibody screening test. The antibodies may belong to the Rh and the irregular variants, which are expected to be present in the fetus when pregnancy occurs. The antibodies port the chances of the future development of numerous blood diseases in the fetus so to avoid this danger, this screening should be done before planning to have a baby. This test helps the doctor to reduce the chances of Rh negative mother to develop antibody through proper medication.