Antenatal screening is universally practiced in current obstetric care. Screening tests are the tests which are done on a number of healthy individuals to isolate those who are at high risk for carrying a certain disease.
If you are planning a pregnancy, it is important to get pre connectional counseling. Folic acid supplementation before conception and during first trimester to avoid neural tube defects. Blood sugar control before and after pregnancy is helpful in preventing miscarriages. So care is needed pre pregnancy and in early pregnancy.
A full body check up in pre pregnancy state helps to optimize the female body for the process of childbearing, so that the female is in pink of health when she conceives. She is made aware of all the physiological changes in antenatal period to cope up the stress of pregnancy and warned about any unusual signs and symptoms so that she may seek timely medical help.
Clinic keeps the record of antenatal tests the tests are done to keep both mother and baby in good health, to detect and treat a problem at an early stage so that its effect on mother and baby can be minimized.
Tests advised :- Blood tests- CBC, ABORh, TSH, HBsAg, HCV, VDRL & Other patient specific
Dual markers in first trimester
Quad test in second trimester
Glucose screening tests in each trimester
Ultrasounds at specified periods
And other patient specific tests