Routine Prenatal Tests
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One test you should expect during the third trimester is a group B streptococcus (GBS) test. GBS is a common bacterium that is mostly harmless in children and adults. Its cousin, group A streptococcus, is the one that causes strep throat.
In developing fetuses, though, GBS can cause a serious infection. Weeks 28 through 40 mark the third trimester of pregnancy.The big goal now is to carry baby to term. You can expect more frequent prenatal visits, but usually less in the way of lab testing. These tests are common in the third trimester of pregnancy: Group B streptococcus screening: Vaginal and rectal swabs are taken at 35 to 37 weeks of pregnancy to detect. Third trimester testing is useful to ensure a mother and baby’s health.
Learn about 7 common tests performed during the third trimester of pregnancy. These tests include group B strep screening, nonstress test, contraction stress test, and electronic fetal heart monitoring. A biophysical profile is another test offered during the third trimester to check on your baby’s well-being. Like the non-stress test, the most common reason this test is done in a low risk woman is because she is still pregnant past her due date. During the 3rd trimester, you’ll likely have these tests: Glucose testing.
Sometime between weeks 24 and 28, your doctor will test to see if your body is using sugar correctly. STI Tests. During the third trimester, your doctor might also check for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Depending on your risk factors, your doctor might test for: chlamydia; HIV; syphilis. Throughout pregnancy, an expectant mother typically undergoes several medical examinations to make sure she and her baby are safe. Some check-ups and tests are essential. Sometimes, the doctor may refer the woman for additional testing to get more information about both mother’s and baby’s. No preparation is required prior to the test.
During the test, the mother is asked to drink a sweet liquid (glucose) and then will have blood drawn one hour from having the drink, as blood glucose levels normally peak within one hour. No fasting is required prior to this test. Most parents agree that prenatal tests offer them peace of mind while helping to prepare them for their baby’s arrival. But it’s your choice to accept or decline a test.
Read on to learn about tests that may be available to you during your third trimester. OB Visit Screenings & Tests.
List of related literature:
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from The 5-minute Obstetrics and Gynecology Consult|
|from Gunner Goggles Pediatrics E-Book: Shelf Review|
|from Conn’s Current Therapy 2019|
|from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book|
|from Conn’s Current Therapy 2010 E-Book: Expert Consult|
|from Gunner Goggles Obstetrics and Gynecology E-Book: Shelf Review|
|from The Immunoassay Handbook: Theory and Applications of Ligand Binding, ELISA and Related Techniques|
|from Klaus and Fanaroff’s Care of the High-Risk Neonate E-Book|
|from Hacker & Moore’s Essentials of Obstetrics and Gynecology E-Book|