PathWays Case Study: January 12

The patient is a 26-year-old, blood type O Rh positive, Caucasian woman (G3P2012) who came in for a pre-pregnancy consultation. Her first pregnancy successfully delivered at 39 weeks by Caesarean section for breech presentation. Her second pregnancy successfully delivered at 39 weeks by repeat Caesarean section without complications. Her third pregnancy ended in a spontaneous abortion at 13 weeks. An antibody screen was ordered at the time of miscarriage and revealed a new red blood cell antibody.  To date, she and her husband have had no difficulties conceiving.  During the consultation, an RBC antibody identification panel is performed and shown below.

 

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Justin Juskewitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Justin Juskewitch, M.D., Ph.D.
Resident, Division of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Mayo Clinic

 

 

 

Jeffrey Winters, M.D.

Jeffrey Winters, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

 

 

Eapen Jacob, M.D.

Eapen Jacob, M.D.
Consultant, Division of Transfusion Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology,
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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April Josselyn

April Josselyn is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Medical Laboratories. She is the editor of Mayo Clinic PathWays and supports corporate communications strategies and internal communications. She has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2012. Outside of work, April enjoys the outdoors and being "hockey mom" for her two sports-crazed boys.