An obstetric panel is a group of blood tests done to check the health of a woman before and during early pregnancy.
The results of these tests can help find certain problems during the pregnancy.
They can also help guide any treatment needed for a woman during pregnancy or for a baby immediately after birth.
Lab Test On Demand's Obstetric Panel includes the following tests: CBC, hepatitis A Antigen, Rubella, RPR Syphilis, ASO.
Preparation: No special preparation is needed for this test. No fasting is needed.
CBC Test or Complete Blood Count With Differential is a test used to measure blood abnormalities, it is one of the most common tests used to monitor overall health status.
CBC measures certain blood cells such as Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets and seeks to explain a variety of conditions and/or diseases such as Anemia, Leukemia, and infections -among others- and check symptoms such as fatigue, weakness or bruising.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test is recommended to identify the hepatitis B virus, a disease that affects the liver.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen is the earliest indicator of the presence of acute infection. Also indicative of chronic infection. This test is useful in the differential diagnosis of Hepatitis B.
The Surface Antigen Test looks for a protein present in the surface of the virus so is often ordered for people believed to have a recent exposure to someone else with Hepatitis B.
To diagnose hepatitis B in a pregnant woman additional test should be ordered such as liver enzymes.
Rubella Antibodies Test measures the possibility of the body of creating antibodies against Rubella.
The presence of Rubella antibodies means a recent infection, a past infection, or that you have been vaccinated against the disease.
The test is commonly done as part of an immunization screening.
When a patient is pregnant or hopes to get pregnant, Rubella can be really serious for the baby, it can cause miscarriage, birth defects and developmental disabilities.
RPR Syphilis Test or Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Syphilis Test is a blood test used to screen you for Syphilis. It works by detecting the nonspecific antibodies that your body produces while fighting the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum.
False-positive results have been associated in patients with infections, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, old age, Gaucher disease and malignancy.
ABO Group test checks your blood type. It identifies a person’s blood group (A,B,AB OR D) and whether you are antigen RH positive for this test or RH negative. The RH type antigen is a protein that affects what type of blood you can donate or receive.
Knowing your blood type prior to giving or receiving a blood transfusion is important to avoid serious complications for the recipient, it is also necessary for a successful organ transplant. Pregnant women should know their RH factor to monitor compatibility with their fetus.