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Prenatal Testing Basics - Blood Work in Pregnancy
Jul 2, 2014 ... 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?
May 16, 2014 ... 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
Glucose Tolerance Testing (GTT) in Pregnancy
May 16, 2014 ... Many women will have it routinely in pregnancy. ... This test can be done fasting or non-fasting, with blood drawn from finger sticks or from your ...
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/prenataltests/a/gtttest.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
Prenatal Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis
Jun 10, 2014 ... Prenatal genetic tests can detect cystic fibrosis in your unborn child, but ... Once the cells are collected they are sent to a lab, grown in a culture, ...
http://cysticfibrosis.about.com/od/pregnancyandcf/a/prenataltest.htm
Your First Prenatal Care Appointment - Pregnancy - About.com
Jul 2, 2014 ... 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
Down Syndrome First Trimester Serum Screening Test
Jul 7, 2014 ... 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
Tell me about your first prenatal appointment - Calorie Count
I think my other (first pregnancy) doctor did it because I was highly ... The first one involved blood work, a pelvic exam, a breast exam, and ...
http://caloriecount.about.com/forums/pregnancy-parenting/tell-first-prenatal-appointment
AFP test - Pregnancy - About.com
May 16, 2014 ... The AFP test, sometimes called the MSAFP or maternal serum AFP, is where a blood sample is drawn from the mother to check the levels of ...
http://pregnancy.about.com/cs/afp/a/afptesting.htm
Rh Factor in Pregnancy - Pregnancy - About.com
May 16, 2014 ... 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
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