Below is a list of tests that Chris recommends having at the beginning of the pregnancy.
They are all screening tests. This means he is not particularly concerned that you might have these conditions, only that they are conditions commonly seen in pregnant women and are important to the outcome of the pregnancy. In special circumstances, he will also recommend other tests, and will discuss them with you as needed.
- Full blood count (FBE)
- Blood group and antibody screen
- Infectious disease screen (Hepatitis B & C, HIV, syphilis, varicella and rubella)
- Urine test for infection (MSU)
- Thyroid test (TSH)
- Vitamin D level
- Pap smear (if due)