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2020-02-16 22:05:39 +0200 Prenatal tests guarantee a safe and healthy journey for you and your future baby. Important Tests during Pregnancy!

Important Tests during Pregnancy!

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Prenatal tests guarantee a safe and healthy journey for you and your future baby.

Some of the screening tests you'll be offered are recommended as following these include:

  • blood tests for infectious diseases
  • eye screening if you have pre-existing diabetes (not gestational diabetes)
  • newborn screening tests

This is because the results from these tests can help make sure that you or your baby Get urgent treatment for serious conditions.

What screening tests will I be offered in pregnancy?

Find out more about each of the different screening tests:

  • screening for infectious diseases (hepatitis B, HIV and syphilis)
  • screening for inherited conditions (sickle cell, thalassaemia and other haemoglobin disorders)
  • screening for Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome
  • screening for 11 physical conditions (20-week scan)

Some screening tests will also be offered to your baby after they're born:

  • newborn physical examination
  • newborn hearing screening
  • newborn blood spot screening

Source: nhs.uk

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