This condition results from the presence of maternal antibodies against paternal platelet antigen (Human Placental Antigen, HPA-1a).
A diagnostic percutaneous umbilical blood sample (PUBS) may be needed in certain circumstances. PUBS can be offered as an outpatient procedure at The Fetal Institute for the convenience of the patients. PUBS are also performed at the Hospital, especially when an intravascular fetal transfusion is required.
Our group specializes in the assessment, counseling and management of patients with high-risk pregnancies in Florida.