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Pregnancycare

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pregnancycare and Blood tests during pregnancy

Overview

Pregnancy is the cycle when a fetus develops inside a woman’s uterus and ends with the birth of the new born baby. Pregnancy involves a various kinds of clinical laboratory tests starting from screening test to confirmatory tests. These tests provide useful information from the time pregnancy is first considered through to the initial days of the newborn’s life. These tests are performed at specified times throughout the pregnancy cycle. Other tests are ordered as when needed to detect and address conditions or problems that may arise during pregnancy cycle. Even today some are offered to go for latest high end blood tests for women who have increased risks because of their age or lifestyle and, finally, certain tests are selectively chosen based on the personal and family medical histories of the woman and her partner.

The purposes of prenatal tests are often to screen for and diagnose any existing problems that may affect the mother’s or baby’s health,to identify and address problems as they arise, and to assess the risk of a baby having a chromosomal or genetic abnormality. The tests require just a small sample of easily obtained blood, urine, or cervical cells.

The following pages contain information on many of these are routine, high end to international send out blood test for information purpose only. We highly you to Consult your doctor before you take any decision on these tests.

 

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  • A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is divided into three trimesters.

 

  • Symptoms of early pregnancy include the absence of menstrual periods, breast changes, tiredness, nausea(vomit sensation), mood swings, or other symptoms.

 

  • Symptoms of late pregnancy can include Heartburn is a feeling of burning in your chest. Difficulty in sleeping, swelling of the ankles or selling in fingers, hemorrhoids, and mild contractions.

 

  • By the end of 37 weeks, a baby is considered full term and its organs are ready to function on their own.

 

  • As you near your due date, your baby may turn into a head-down position for birth. Most babies “present” head down.

 

  • Babies at birth typically weigh between 6 pounds 2 ounces and 9 pounds 2 ounces and are 19 to 21 inches long. Most full-term babies fall within these ranges.

 

Test 1.Are you pregnant? how to check

To chek whether you are pregnant or not, a pregnancy test may provide you with the answer. This test can be done in the privacy of your home using one of several available test kits online. Or the test can be performed in your doctor’s office or clinic or hospital or lab or diagnostic centers or pathology labs.

 

Test 2. screening and confirmatory tests during pregnancy

Lists of screening tests based on predictable disease as and when required (if any)

A)   Genetic testing

To check carrier status for certain genetic diseases to determine risk of having a baby with such a genetic disease.

 

ü  Genetic testing for inherited disease

ü  Genetic testing for hemoglobin disorder

ü  Genetic testing for CFCT-cystic fibrosis carrier testing

ü  Genetic testing for inherited disease

sample required-Mother and father (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – Preconception or during pregnancy or first trimester

 

Genetic testing for inherited disease

To check for carrier status of certain genetic diseases to determine risk of having a baby with such a disease.

Genetic testing for hemoglobin disorder

To Check for carrier status of certain hemoglobin disorders to determine risk of having a baby with such a disease

Genetic testing for CFCT-cystic fibrosis carrier testing

To Check for carrier status of cystic fibrosis

B) Pregnancy monitoring

ü  pregnancy confirmatory test

ü  Urine screening test

ü  Hemoglobin test

ü  Antibody screening test

ü  Glucose tolerance test

ü  Platelet count

 

Pregnancy confirmatory test

To check and confirm pregnancy

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – During pregnancy or first trimester

 

Urine screening test

To check for sugar or protein level during pregnancy and to check for signs of kidney or bladder infection or undiagnosed diabetes or gestational diabetes, or preeclampsia

sample required-Mother (Urine sample)

Stage/cycle/time – During pregnancy and during each visit

 

Hemoglobin test

to check for anemia profile

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – pre-conception, first trimester,third trimester

 

Antibody screening test(Rh factor)

To check for potential incompatibility in blood type between mother and fetus such as Rh factor antibodies

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – first trimester,28th week

 

Glucose tolerance test

To Check for gestational diabetes

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – between 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy

 

Platelet count

To check a low count and other platelet problem which means platelets are important for blood clotting in case of bleeding during delivery or surgery.

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – Third trimester

 

C) tests to check mothers health conditions that may affect pregnancy

ü  Immunity test to rubella

ü  HIV antibody test

ü  STD infections(Gonorrhea,chalmydia,syphilis tests)

ü  pap smear

ü  Hepatitis B screening

ü  TORCH panel

ü  Bacterial vaginosis

ü  Urine culture test

ü  streptococcus test

 

Immunity test to rubella

to check for immunity to the virus, which may cause birth defects

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – pre-conception or first trimester

 

HIV antibody test

to check for HIV infection during pregnancy and to reduce or stop transmission to the baby

sample required-Mother (blood sample)

Stage/cycle/time – pre-conception-second trimester-third trimester(if required)

 

STD infections(Gonorrhea,chalmydia,syphilis tests)

to check STD infection which may cause miscarriage or may infect baby during delivery

sample required-Mother (blood or urine or cervical )

Stage/cycle/time – pre conceptions-first trimester-third trimester(if required)

 

pap smear

to detect abnormal cervical cells or STD or any infections

sample required-Mother (cervical cells or cells from her cervix )

Stage/cycle/time – pre conceptions-first trimester

 

TORCH panel[ toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, and HIV]

to Check for infection with toxoplasmosis,rubella,hpv,hiv and other infectious diseases that can cause birth defects

 

Bacterial vaginosis

to check veginal infection which may cause pre birth

sample required-Mother (blood sample )

Stage/cycle/time – pre conceptions-first trimester

 

Urine culture test

to detect bacterial infection in the urinary tract, which may can lead to kidney infection or increased risk of pre-term delivery and low birth weight

sample required-Mother (urine sample )

Stage/cycle/time – During visits or between 12 -15 weeks or third trimester

streptococcus test

Useful during cesarean which detect infection, which can harm the baby during birth and infect the mother’s uterus, urinary tract.

 

D) fetal trisomy tests or fetal abnormality tests or downs syndromes tests or high risk tests

ü  first trimester down syndrome test

ü  second trimester double marker test

ü  third trimester triple marker or quad screen test

ü  cell-free fetal DNA test

ü  invasive or non-invasive tests

 

first trimester down syndrome test

to check fetus carrying any down syndrome or chromosomal abnormalities

sample required-Mother (blood sample + ultrasound report+ patient history(if required) )

Stage/cycle/time – 10th and 13th weeks of pregnancy

 

second trimester double marker test

to check again

sample required-Mother (blood sample + ultrasound report+ patient history(if required) )

Stage/cycle/time – th and h weeks of pregnancy

 

third trimester triple marker or quad screen test

to detect risk of carrying a fetus with certain chromosomal abnormalities

sample required-Mother (blood sample + ultrasound report+ patient history(if required) )

Stage/cycle/time –15th and 20th weeks of pregnancy

 

cell-free fetal DNA test

Recommended for women at high risk of having babies with these disorders

sample required-Mother (blood sample + ultrasound report+ patient history(if required) )

Stage/cycle/time –after 10th week of pregnancy

 

invasive or non-invasive tests

 

invasive tests

means use of diagnostic test that requires breaking the skin at the very least or type of medical test that requires physicians to use instrumentation to physically enter the body.example biopsy

 

chorionic villus sampling

used to detect chromosomal abnormality in fetus

sample required-Mother (cells from placenta )

Stage/cycle/time –between 10 to 12 th week of pregnancy

 

aminocentesis

to detect chromosomal abnormalities and birth defects

sample required-Mother (amniotic fluid )

Stage/cycle/time –between 15 to 20 th week of pregnancy

 

cordocentesis

to detect certain abnormalities

sample required-Mother (fetal blood sample obtained from vein in the umbilical cord )

Stage/cycle/time –between 18 to 22 th week of pregnancy

 

non-invasive tests

means use of latest advanced technological equipment that is capable of creating pictures or images of the inside of the body without actually going inside the body. example x-ray,ultrasound,computer imaging,NIFTY test

 

NIFTY(non-invasive fetal trisomy test)

to detect downs syndromes and other chromosomal abnormalities during pregnancy

sample required-Mother (blood sample )

Stage/cycle/time –performed as early as 10th week of pregnancy

This test is latest and worlds first approved NIPT test with no risk to the mother

 

E) readiness for birth-fetal related tests

amniocentesis

to check fetal lung development or if risk of pre-delivery

sample required-Mother (amniotic fluid )

Stage/cycle/time –after 32 week of pregnancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “Pregnancycare”

  1. Gayatri patel on November 17, 2015 @ 8:11 am

    Hi I want to do a nifty test. I stay in mumbai. Can u get in touch with me. Wht is the cost.

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