List of Tests Performed During Your Pregnancy
- Hepatitis B & C
- Urine Culture
- Urine Drug Screen
- Blood Type and Antibody Screen
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Fragile X
- 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.
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.