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What tests will I need in the third trimester?

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In brief: GBS, Glucola

A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes.
A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies.

In brief: GBS, Glucola

A 1 hour glucose tolerance test is done between 26-28 weeks to screen for gestational diabetes.
A culture for group b streptococcus bacteria is done at 35-36 weeks. Urinalysis for protein and glucose are done at each visit, along with blood pressure checks. Fetal testing (non-stress testing) may be indicated, but is not necessary in low risk pregancies.
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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: GBS

The most important test in the 3rd trimester is the group beta streptococcus (gbs) test.
This is a swab at 35-36 weeks in the vagina to check for this bacteria. This bacteria is not a std, but rather a normal bacteria in the vagina. If + however, your baby could get infection if comes in contact. Typically, your doc has already done your re-test for anemia, and diabetes in the 24-28 week range.

In brief: GBS

The most important test in the 3rd trimester is the group beta streptococcus (gbs) test.
This is a swab at 35-36 weeks in the vagina to check for this bacteria. This bacteria is not a std, but rather a normal bacteria in the vagina. If + however, your baby could get infection if comes in contact. Typically, your doc has already done your re-test for anemia, and diabetes in the 24-28 week range.
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