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Which blood tests are necessary in pregnancy?

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Dr. Elia Fanous
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Elia Fanous
Dr. Elia Fanous
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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