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Prenatal Testing

What is Prenatal Testing? Prenatal tests are performed to provide information regarding the mother's health and the baby's health before he or she is born. Routine prenatal tests are performed on a prenatal testing timeline. Different prenatal tests are applicable during each trimester of pregnancy. Prenatal tests can be performed to determine a number of things, such as blood type (ABO Group & Rho(D) Typing Blood Test), infections (Antibodies Screen Blood Test, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibodies Blood Test) and if the mother is immune to Rubella, aka german measles, (Rubella Antibodies) and Varicella, aka chickenpox, (Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)). An hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone) Pregnancy Test may be ordered throughout the pregnancy to monitor the hormone level that is produced by the placenta. A more detailed prenatal test, which is typically performed in the second trimester, is the Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) which can show signs of possible abnormalities such as spina bifida, down syndrome, chromosomal abnormalities, defects in the abdominal wall of the fetus, twins, and a miscalculated due date. This test is not diagnostic and therefore is not 100 percent accurate and is only a screening test. It can determine if a mother should have additional testing for her pregnancy. 

The most extensive test, which usually is performed in the third trimester, is the HELLP Syndrome Blood Test Panel. HELLP Syndrome is a life-threatening condition traditionally considered a complication of pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure in a pregnant mother. HELLP syndrome affects less than 1% of all pregnancies. However, it is a significant health concern because it can be life-threatening to both the mother and the unborn baby. Some early pregnancy symptoms may show up right around the time a female has missed a period or shortly thereafter. Most females have early pregnancy symptoms by the time they are 6 weeks pregnant. Some of those symptoms may include mood swings, abdominal bloating, light bleeding or spotting, frequent urination, sore breasts, nausea, fatigue, missed period, and most certainly a positive hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone) Pregnancy Test. Ectopic pregnancy An ectopic pregnancy is a condition where a fertilized egg attaches and grows in a location other than the inner lining of the uterus. Most ectopic pregnancies, otherwise called tubal pregnancies, occur in the fallopian tube but can also occur in the ovary, cervix, and abdomen. Two or more hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Hormone) Pregnancy Tests taken 48 hours apart may aid in this diagnosis. The hCG levels in a healthy pregnancy normally double every two days. A low or slowly increasing level may suggest an abnormal pregnancy which would be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy. If hCG levels are abnormally low, further testing is done to find the cause. Thank you for browsing our selection of Prenatal Testing blood tests and panels. Shop additional Women Specific Tests confidentially and order online without insurance or a doctor's note.

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hCG (Pregnancy) Blood Test, Quantitative

The hCG (Pregnancy) Blood Test, Quantitative, measures a hormone called hCG, produced during pregnancy by the placenta and found in the blood.

hCG (Pregnancy) Blood Test, Qualitative

The hCG (Pregnancy) Blood Test, QL, provides a positive or negative result depending on the presence or absence of hCG in a blood sample to confirm pregnancy.

Estrone (E1) Blood Test

An Estrone (E1) Blood Test measures estrone levels of the blood in women.

Estriol (E3) Blood Test

The Estriol (E3) Blood Test measures the E3 hormone levels to help diagnose congenital disabilities and monitor a high-risk pregnancy.

Antibodies Screen Blood Test

The Antibodies Screen Blood Test is used to determine whether a person's blood contains antibodies.

Gestational Diabetes Blood Test

A Gestational Diabetes Blood Test is used to identify gestational diabetes in pregnant women.

Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Test, Random

The Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Urine Test, Random, helps to screen for two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

HELLP Syndrome Blood Test Panel

The HELLP Syndrome Blood Test Panel is a screening test that analyzes the levels of different substances in the blood, such as red blood cells, liver enzymes, and platelets, to detect the presence of HELLP syndrome.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibodies Blood Test, IgG and...

The Cytomegalovirus Antibodies Blood Test, IgG & IgM, detects and measures CMV antibodies to screen for a CMV infection.

Prenatal Profile (OB) Blood Test with Hepatitis B Su...

The Prenatal Profile Blood Test with Hepatitis B Surface Antigen is a standard care blood test during pregnancy that checks for any infections or health conditions that could affect the mother or the baby.

Morgan Prenatal Blood Test Panel #1

A Morgan Prenatal Blood Test Panel #1 includes Prenatal Panel includes Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, ABO Grouping and RH Typing and Rubella, IgG

Estradiol (E2) Blood Test, Sensitive, LC/MS-MS

The E2 Blood Test, Sensitive, LC/MS-MS, This sensitive estradiol assay is designed for the investigation of infertility.

hCG (Pregnancy) Urine Test, Random

The hCG Pregnancy Urine Test is used in confirmation of normal or ectopic pregnancy; support for the diagnosis of testicular tumors

Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies Blood Test, ...

The Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies Blood Test, IgG detects and measures antibodies to VZV to confirm previous infection or vaccination.

Folate (Folic Acid) Serum Test

The Folate Serum Test measures folate levels in the blood to screen for a deficiency.

Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) Blood Test

The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Blood Test measures FSH levels to screen for issues with fertility, reproductive organs, or pituitary function.

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPO) Blood Test

The Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies Blood Test detects and measures TPO antibodies, which can indicate thyroid problems or autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto thyroiditis and Graves' disease.

Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing H...

The Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Blood Test Panel measures FSH & LH levels and helps screen for issues with fertility or reproductive organs, ovulation, or pituitary function.

Progesterone Blood Test

The Progesterone Blood Test measures the amount of progesterone in a blood sample to help determine the cause of infertility in women.

Prolactin Serum Test

The Prolactin Serum Test measures the level of prolactin in the blood and helps screen for prolactinoma.

Prenatal Profile (OB) Blood Test Panel

The Prenatal Profile (OB) Blood Test Panel is a standard care blood test during pregnancy that helps determine the mother's blood type, RH factor, anemia, and checks for HIV or syphilis infection.

RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) Syphilis Blood Test

The RPR (Rapid Plasma Reagin) Syphilis Blood Test detects antibodies produced in response to Treponema pallidum, making it an easy way to screen for syphilis.

Pregnancy Progression Blood Test Panel

The Pregnancy Progression Blood Test Panel detects and measures hCG and progesterone levels in the blood to help monitor pregnancy progression.

Glucose Blood Test, Gestational Screen (50g), 135 Cu...

A glucose blood test, gestational screen is used to assist in the diagnosis of diabetes during pregnancy.

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