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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.
What Is a Blood Pregnancy Test in Early Pregnancy?
May 16, 2014 ... I've taken a home pregnancy test and was told I should take a blood test. What is this and how is it different than a urine test? Answer: A blood ...
Glucose Tolerance Testing (GTT) in Pregnancy
This test is used to detect gestation diabetes. Many women will have it routinely in pregnancy.
Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome - Amniocentesis
May 9, 2014 ... An amniocentesis is an optional diagnostic test done during the second trimester of pregnancy. Read more about amniocentesis, what it tells ...
Prenatal Genetic Testing for Cystic Fibrosis - About.com
Jun 10, 2014 ... Prenatal genetic tests can detect cystic fibrosis in your unborn child, but the testing is not for everyone. Find out who should be tested, how the ...
AFP test - Pregnancy & Childbirth - 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Non-stress Test for Fetal Well Being in Late Pregnancy
Jul 17, 2014 ... The non-stress test is a prenatal test helps determine how your baby is doing at the end of your pregnancy.
Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome - Making the Decision
May 9, 2014 ... Because there is no cure for Down syndrome, the decision of whether or not to have prenatal testing -- either screening tests or diagnostic tests ...