Tests During Pregnancy:
- CBC – Complete blood count
- Blood Type and Rh status
- Antibody screen
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Hemoglobin electrophoresis – serum test to detect types of hemoglobin in the blood. Sickle cell trait, sickle cell disease and thalassemia are some conditions that may be identified.
- Syphilis – active Syphilis infection
- HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
- Hepatitis B Surface Ag – active Hepatitis B infection
- Rubella igG – Immunity to German measles. If you are not immune, you will be offered a vaccine upon discharge from the hospital.
- Urine Culture & Sensitivity – urine test for infection. Up to 10% pregnant women may have a urinary tract infection without symptoms.
- Gonorrhea – sexually transmitted disease
- Chlamydia – sexually transmitted disease
- Oral Glucose Tolerance Test for Gestational Diabetes
- Group B Strep Culture – screen for a normal bacteria in some women but can cause infection such as meningitis in the neonate from exposure during delivery
- Non-stress Testing – external monitoring that evaluates fetal well-being
- Ultrasound – evaluates fetal anatomy, growth, placental location and amniotic fluid by sound waves
Genetic tests offered:
- Fragile X – serum screen for the most common cause of inherited mental retardation
- Cystic Fibrosis – serum screen for autosomal recessive life threatening condition that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy – serum screen for autosomal recessive condition that destroys the nerves responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement
- Chorionic Villus Sampling – karyotyping of placental tissue for chromosome analysis
- Serum Integrated Screen – serum screen for Trisomy 21 & 18 and Open Neural Tube Defects
NIPT ( non evasive prenatal testing) – non-invasive serum screen for Trisomy 21, 18 & 13
- Amniocentesis – sampling of amniotic fluid for chromosome analysis and for Open Neural Tube Defects
- AFPtetra – serum screen for Trisomy 21 & 18 and Open Neural Tube Defects