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Can receiving the rhogam shot 4 weeks ago today cause a positive antibody screen??

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Dr. John Berryman
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In brief: Rhogam shots

"Rhogam" is immune globulin given to Rh negative women after a pregnancy.
The Rhogam shot is in fact Rh positive antibodies, and if the "antibody screen" is done soon after a Rhogam , a "positive antibody screen" will result. This does not mean the individual is in fact "Rh positive", and is only the result of the Rhogam shot.

In brief: Rhogam shots

"Rhogam" is immune globulin given to Rh negative women after a pregnancy.
The Rhogam shot is in fact Rh positive antibodies, and if the "antibody screen" is done soon after a Rhogam , a "positive antibody screen" will result. This does not mean the individual is in fact "Rh positive", and is only the result of the Rhogam shot.
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