Testing During Pregnancy
Test When Purpose
Routine Physical Exam First Prenatal Visit Screening test to determine the
status of pregnancy any risk
factors, and help make plans for
prenatal care. Blood tests done
are blood type, blood count and
state required tests to screen
for infection: hepatitis, rubella,
syphilis, Chlamydia and
gonorrhea. Optional tests-HIV
and cystic brosis screening.
Quad Screen 15-20 weeks Optional screening test that
may detect increased risk for
open neural tube defects and
Trisomy 18, 21.
Gestational Diabetes Screen 24-28 weeks Screening test for asymptomatic diabetes
and anemia pregnancy.
Antibody screen & Rhogam injection 28 weeks To screen and prevent RH sensitization.
RH negative patients only
Group B Strep Culture 35-37 weeks To screen for Group B strep,
carried in the vaginal/rectal
area,so that preventative
antibiotic therapy can be
administered in laborz.
Routine screening ultrasounds will be performed at 19-21 weeks. This allows us to conrm your due date, look at the baby’s major organs and also determine the sex of the baby if desired. Additional ultrasounds and other testing may be recommended as individually indicated.
Cellfree DNA Testing
Sequential Screen Information