Morgan Prenatal Blood Test Panel #1

Morgan Prenatal Blood Test Panel #1

Quick Overview

Prenatal Panel includes Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, ABO Grouping and RH Typing and
Rubella, IgG

Test #2403

$95.00

Availability: In stock

Preparation

Patient should be on a stable diet, ideally for two to three weeks prior to collection of blood, and should fast for 12 to 14 hours before collection of the specimen. Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection

Test Results 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

ABO Group and RHO(D) Typing - The results of blood typing tests will tell you if you are group A, B, AB, or O and whether you are Rh negative or positive depending on what antigens are present on your red blood cells. The results will tell the health professional what blood or blood components will be safe for you to receive. The results will tell a pregnant woman whether she is Rh positive or Rh negative and whether she may be a candidate for receiving Rh immune globulin to prevent her from potentially developing antibodies against her fetus blood cells. Blood typing will also tell the personnel at collection facilities what blood type you are donating and who can safely receive your blood.

Rubella Antibodies IgG -Rubella virus, the cause of German measles, is usually a mild exanthem and often subclinical. When acquired in utero however, rubella virus can cause the congenital rubella syndrome, and lead to fetal demise, deafness, malformation, and mental retardation. The federal government and many states support programs to immunize women against rubella before they have children for this reason. In the early 1990s, there was a resurgence of congenital rubella and more widespread testing for rubella serology is recommended.

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Test blood donors (HBsAg positive individuals are rejected). Hepatitis B surface antigen is the earliest indicator of the presence of acute infection. Also indicative of chronic infection. The test is useful in the differential diagnosis of hepatitis.

Patients who are negative for HBsAg may still have acute type B viral hepatitis. There is sometimes a “core window” stage when HBsAg has become negative and the patient has not yet developed the antibody (anti-HBs). On such occasions, both tests for anti-HBc are usually positive and anti-HBc, IgM is the only specific marker for the diagnosis of acute infection with hepatitis B. In cases with strong clinical suspicion of viral hepatitis, serologic testing should not be limited to detecting HBsAg, but should include a battery of tests to evaluate different stages of acute and convalescent hepatitis

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