Here's A Look At Some Of The Most Common Tests

There are many different kinds of prenatal tests, looking for many different sorts of things. Here's a look at some of the most common tests.
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  • Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP)
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cervical Culture (Pap)
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  • Fetal Fibronectin Test (fFN)
  • Glucose Tolerance Testing (GTT)
  • Group B Strep (GBS)
  • Non-Stress Test (NST)
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS/Cordocentesis)
  • Stress Test (Oxytocin challenge test)
  • Ultrasound

    Blood tests can check for:
  • Anemia (iron levels)
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
  • Blood typing
  • Rh antibody screen
  • STDs & AIDS

    Urine tests can check for:

  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
  • Presence of protein
  • Presence of sugar
  • White blood cells (infection)

    This isn't an all-inclusive list -- different tests may be available to you based on your health needs and medical history, and new tests are being created with every year that passes.PregnancyAndBaby.com


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