Newborn Metabolic Screening

Newborn metabolic screening is the practice of testing every newborn for certain harmful or potentially fatal disorders that are not otherwise apparent at birth. Newborn screening tests take place before the newborn leaves the hospital. Babies are tested to identify serious or life-threatening (and for the most part preventable or treatable) diseases before symptoms begin. […]
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Pelvic Ultrasonography

Pelvic Ultrasonography is used in obstetric patients to evaluate the pregnancy and the fetus. It is especially important in high-risk pregnancies. In nonpregnant women, it is used to evaluate the genital tract for disease and to monitor known pelvic disease (e.g., benign ovarian cysts).
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Chorionic Villus Sampling

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is performed in women whose unborn child may be at risk for a life-threatening or life-altering genetic defect. This includes women who (1) are older than 35 years at the time of pregnancy, (2) have had frequent spontaneous abortions, (3) have had previous pregnancies with fetuses or infants with chromosomal or […]
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Pregnanediol

Pregnanediol is a metabolite of Progesterone. It is used in the evaluation and decision making in women who are having difficulty becoming pregnant or maintaining a pregnancy. It is also used to monitor “high-risk” pregnancies. Pregnanediol levels are very close to Progesterone Levels.
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Biophysical Profile

Biophysical Profile (BPP) advantage is that assessment of variable factors of fetal biophysical activity are more reliable than examination of a single parameter (e.g., fetal heart rate). Indications for BPP include postdate pregnancy, maternal hypertension, diabetes mellitus, vaginal bleeding, maternal Rh factor sensitization, maternal history of stillbirth, and premature rupture of membranes. The BPP is […]
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Amniocentesis Test

Amniocentesis test is performed on women to gather information about the fetus. Fetal maturity, fetal distress, and risk for respiratory distress syndrome can be assessed. Genetic and chromosomal abnormalities can be identified. Maternal-fetal Rh incompatibility can be diagnosed. The sex of the child can be ascertained. This is important for a mother carrying a sex-linked […]
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Contraction Stress Test

The Contraction Stress Test (CST) is a method to evaluate the viability of a fetus. It documents the ability of the placenta to provide an adequate blood supply to the fetus. The CST can be used to evaluate any high-risk pregnancy in which fetal well-being may be threatened. These pregnancies include those marked by diabetes, […]
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Fetal Nonstress Test

The Fetal Nonstress Test (NST) is a method to evaluate the viability of a fetus. It documents the placenta’s ability to provide an adequate blood supply to the fetus. The NST can be used to evaluate any high-risk pregnancy in which fetal well-being may be threatened. These pregnancies include those marked by diabetes, hypertensive disease […]
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