Prenatal Diagnosis-Screening Combined Q1 (V)

By Germano de Sousa.

Which the analysis done during pregnancy?

During pregnancy the doctor who does the monitoring of the pregnant prescribes a series of analyses.

More specific analyses are to assess immunization for toxoplasmosis, rubella, Cytomegalovirus or possible infections that arise during pregnancy in order to safeguard the well-being of the mother and the fetus.

It is also carried out research on hepatitis B, syphilis and AIDS virus (HIV).

If the blood glucose level assessment and screening of gestational diabetes, which can create problems in the development and growth of the fetus.

Urine analyses allow us to confirm the proper functioning. And urine culture sensing the possible urinary infections, which in pregnant are often asymptomatic. A Hematological study makes it possible to determine the amount of red blood cells and the reserve of iron, blood group and Rh factor.

Because the biochemical examination should be performed in a laboratory certified by the FMF (Fetal Medicine Foundation)?

It is essential that it be done in a specialized laboratory for the effect, because technically, the determination of the substances listed, should only be carried out by a type of technology. It has been found that can have many variations depending on the equipment and methodology used, so here the accuracy is essential.

The calculation of risk is a mathematical calculation that comes with all these ultrasound and analytical determinations according to age, weight, race and smoking habits maternal and gestational age. The chosen software is also relevant, since they should enter into account variations of these factors throughout the pregnancy. These factors do not vary all the same way, in the course of the pregnancy.

Where can effect the harvest of blood biochemical examination?

Can be held in any one of our sampling stations and laboratories.

How long for delivery of biochemical test results?

When it comes to the lab do the biochemical screening brings the ultrasound examination, biochemical result is introduced into the software to calculate the risk along with the measurements carried out in the examination, ultrasound this way on the same day has the calculation of risk by avoiding anxieties and in case of positive risk, along with your doctor may decide to conduct an amniocentesis.

You can also make the biochemical examination in the laboratory and the result is sent directly to your doctor (FMF certificate ecografista), that will make the calculation of the risk.