18 June, 2011

Intenatal Profile Test

This is usually done in the 2nd trimester of your pregnancy. This comprises of
1. Test for Blood group
2. RH Factor - The Rhesus Factor is an antigen(a protein) that is found on the surface of red blood cell. A woman is at risk when she has a negative RH factor and her partner has a positive RH factor.
3. Haemoglobin count
4. Blood Sugar
5. Urine Sugar
6. TSH - Thyroid Stimulating Harmone
7. HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus
8. VDRL - Venereal disease Research Laboratory - Test to detect Syphilis(Sexually transmitted disease which can cause brain damage)
9. HBsAG - Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Test for Hepatitis B virus which causes liver infection
10. Urine Analysis


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