What blood tests should I have during pregnancy?

Depends on risks. First trimester blood work includes: blood count, blood type, exposure to hiv, syphilis, hepatitis b, immunity to rubella, pap smear and cultures for gc & chlamydia in the second trimester, screening for anemia and gestational diabetes. In the third trimester, a second screen for hiv, syphilis and a vaginal culture for group b strep. Additional testing may be offered depending on risk factors.
See below. There are a variety of tests for maternal and fetal health and it would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. See this site for more info. http://www.lpch.org/diseasehealthinfo/healthlibrary/pregnant/tests.html.

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Do regular blood tests show pregnancy?

No. 'routine' blood tests as from a scheduled physical examination test for basic electrolyte levels (sodium, potassium, calcium, chlorides, etc), blood counts (how many red and white cells, level of hemoglobin, etc) and perhaps certain enzyme levels. They do not routinely include the hormone indicative of pregnancy, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg). Tests for this must be ordered separately. Read more...

Which blood tests are necessary in pregnancy?

OB labs. Depends on the doc. I get blood type and antibody screen. Complete blood count. Hepb, c. Hiv. Rubella. Syphilis. Cystic fibrosis or sickle cell screen. Glucose tolerance test. Additionally, i get a urine culture, gonorrhea/chlamydia test, pap smear (if due)... These aren't blood tests but part of most OB lab panels. Read more...
Maternal and fetal. Health. Blood tests on the mother are done to asses her health and the fetal health. The sites given below address these two issues. http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/antenatal-care-checks-tests.aspx http://www.Lpch.Org/diseasehealthinfo/healthlibrary/pregnant/tests.Html. Read more...

Are blood tests for pregnancy always accurate?

Depends on gest age. The blood pregnancy test or beta HCG is very sensitive and specific. The hormone is produced only by a developing human pregnancy. However, one result is only a snapshot. A very early pregnancy could be normal, not normal or possibly an ectopic pregnancy. Sometimes it is necessary to check the levels over several days to discern how the pregnancy is going. Read more...

How does one know that ur thalessemia minor before pregnancy n ur partner also? What r the blood tests?

Blood test. A simple blood test can determine if you and your partner have thalassemia minor gene. Ask you doctor to test you and advise of results. Read more...
Hgb electrophoresis . To determine if you or your partner have beta thalassemia minor (also known as trait), you and your partner can undergo blood test, hemoglobin electrophoresis. Read more...

Why do I keep getting negative urine and blood tests when I clearly look 5 months pregnant and have all pregnancy symptoms?

Not pregnant. If both blood and urine tests are negative for HCG, you are not pregnant. You may have just gained weight. If you must, you may ask your doctor for an ultrasound examination which would clearly reveal a fetus it there is one. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...