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List of Tests Performed During Your Pregnancy

Standard Testing

Prenatal Profile

  • CBC
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Urine Culture
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • Blood Type and Antibody Screen
  • Rubella
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Fragile X

Anatomy Ultrasound

  • An ultrasound at 20 weeks is ordered to evaluate your baby’s anatomy.

1 Hour Glucose Test

  • Performed at 28 weeks of pregnancy
  • You will be instructed to schedule an appointment to come into the office where you will be given a glucose solution to drink. You will have 5 minutes to consume the drink. After one hour, your blood will be drawn.

Group B Streptococcus Screening

  • A swab (culture) taken to rule out presence of Group B Strep which is found in up to 40% of all women. A positive Group B Strep culture means you will be given antibiotics while you are in labor to prevent transmission to the baby.

Optional Testing

Sequential Screen -Recommended for Average Risk Pregnancy
Part 1: Screening for early indication of Trisomy 18 and 21

  • Blood Draw between 10-14 weeks
  • Ultrasound performed at the Perinatal Testing Centers

Part 2: If you are NOT identified to be at increased risk in Part 1)

  • Blood Draw between 15-22 weeks.
  • Results indicate what your risk is of having a baby with Downs Syndrome, Trisomy 18 or an open nueral tube defect.

NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Testing)-Recommended for High Risk Pregnancy
Part 1: Screening for Trisomy 13, 18, 21

  • Blood Draw at >10 weeks
  • Ultrasound performed at the Perinatal Testing Center

Part 2: Screening for Neural Tube Defects such as spina bifida or anencephaly

  • Blood draw between 15-22 weeks

Please be advised that these tests listed above are screening tools and are not 100% accurate.

3 Hour Glucose Tolerance Test

  • If your 1 hour Glucose Tolerance Test shows elevated glucose (sugar) in your blood, you will be referred for a more diagnostic, 3 hour test that should be performed in an outpatient lab/freestanding lab setting. You will be given specific instructions regarding this test as it involves fasting.