Biochemical tests in pregnancy involve taking a blood sample from the expectant mother to determine the concentration of certain substances in it. They serve as screening tests and are thus available and advisable for all pregnant woman. The tests should be carried out regularly and following the doctor’s advice. Not all tests are necessary in all cases, so a consultation with a specialist is recommended beforehand.

  • blood group and Rh factor
  • antibody test
  • blood cells morphology
  • generic urine test
  • smear test
  • test for vaginal infections
  • fasting blood glucose test
  • VDRL test
  • dental check-up
  • HIV and HCV tests
  • rubella and toxoplasmosis test (IgG, IgM)
  • ultrasound scan
  • generic urine test
  • smear test (if not yet completed)
  • blood cells morphology
  • generic urine test
  • test for vaginal infections
  • smear test (if not yet completed)
  • blood glucose level test (after an oral glucose dose of 75 g in week 24-28 of pregnancy — double-glucose test: prior to the administration of glucose (fasting) and two hours after the administration)
  • generic urine test
  • ultrasound scan
  • anti-Rh antibodies in women with Rh (-)
  • toxoplasmosis test (for women with a negative test in the first trimester)
  • smear test (if not yet completed)
  • blood cells morphology
  • generic urine test
  • antibody test
  • ultrasound scan
  • if there are indications — Rho(D) immune globulin (pregnancy week 28-30)
  • smear test (if not yet completed)
  • blood cells morphology
  • generic urine test
  • test for vaginal infections
  • HBsAg test
  • HIV test
  • screening of the vulval vestibule and the area around the anus for beta-haemolytic streptococci.
  • VDRL, HCV (for groups of women at risk of contracting syphilis and the hepatitis C virus.
  • smear test (if not yet completed)
  • generic urine test
  • blood cells morphology
  • CTG
  • ultrasound scan

Other biochemical tests include non-invasive methods allowing to monitor the normal development of the foetus. Antenatal tests contribute to safe pregnancy outcomes and in case of any foetal anomalies, enable a prompt start a foetal therapy. They also make it possible to prepare specialist care for the child after birth. The antenatal biochemical tests also include:

  • Double test — carried out in week 11-13. It determines the PAPP-A levels (the pregnancy-associated plasma protein A) as well as the free β-subunit hCG of the human chorionic gonadotropin (β-HCG).
  • Triple test — carried out in week 14-17. It determines the level of AFP (alpha-fetoprotein), free estriol and human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).
  • Test Harmony – non-invasive procedure to assess the risk of chromosome abnormalities, such as the Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes or another trisomy affecting the foetus. The test also allows to determine the gender of the foetus as well as to detect other disorders of the sex chromosomes (X, Y). Find out more about the test.

 

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