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Prenatal Testing Basics - Blood Work in Pregnancy
Dec 1, 2005 ... Blood work can be done to detect a number of issues with mom or baby. Prenatal testing can be scary if you don't know what's going on.
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/prenataltests/ss/prenataltests_3.htm
What Is a Blood Pregnancy Test in Early Pregnancy?
Nov 14, 2009 ... A blood pregnancy tests will look for hCG in your blood. hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone secreted in pregnancy and ...
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/questionsabouttests/f/bloodpregnancytest.htm
Prenatal Testing Basics - Urine Screening in Pregnancy
Jul 2, 2014 ... Urine screening is done at almost every prenatal visit, find out why. ... It may be done by a lab tech, a nurse, your practitioner or even by the pregnant woman. ... Test strips are dipped in the urine and interpreted via a chart.
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/prenataltests/ss/prenataltests_2.htm
Prenatal Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis - About.com
Jun 10, 2014 ... Prenatal genetic tests can detect cystic fibrosis in your unborn child, but ... prenatal genetic testing but it can't be done with a simple blood test.
http://cysticfibrosis.about.com/od/pregnancyandcf/a/prenataltest.htm
Using Maternal Blood for Prenatal Genetic Testing
A simple blood test of a pregnant woman can now identify fetal genetic abnormalities that can produce conditions such as Down's Syndrome. How was this ...
http://biotech.about.com/od/investinginbiotech/a/The-Fight-To-Use-Maternal-Blood-For-Prenatal-Testing.htm
Down Syndrome First Trimester Serum Screening Test
Mar 15, 2009 ... There are several prenatal serum (blood) screening tests now available to screen a pregnancy for Down syndrome. This article discusses first ...
http://downsyndrome.about.com/od/whatcausesdownsyndrome/a/analytes_ro.htm
Rh Factor in Pregnancy - About Pregnancy and Childbirth
Mar 4, 2011 ... We don't often give much thought to the blood work of early pregnancy. Many of us never hear another word about those droplets given in the ...
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/rhfactor/a/Rh-Factor-in-Pregnancy.htm
hCG levels - Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss - About.com
Jan 17, 2008 ... In very early pregnancy, doctors may use serial quantitative hCG blood tests to compare levels of hCG over two to three days. This is a common ...
http://miscarriage.about.com/od/diagnosingpregnancyloss/p/hcgbloodtest.htm
triple or quad screen blood test - Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss
Mar 27, 2009 ... The triple or quadruple (quad) screening blood test is a prenatal test that doctors offer women in the second trimester of pregnancy. Although ...
http://miscarriage.about.com/od/pregnancyafterloss/p/screening.htm
Your First Prenatal Care Appointment
Aug 19, 2007 ... The doctor or midwife appointments that you have in pregnancy are called ... Pelvic Exam; Pap Smear; Breast Exam; Blood Work · Pregnancy ...
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/prenatalcare/ss/prenatalcare.htm
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