Combined First-Trimester Screening

There are many different types of tests pregnant women have available to them to verify the health of their baby. Most of these tests are meant to detect a child’s risk of birth defects such as Downs syndrome. While every mother wants her child to be healthy, there...

Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) and Triple Screening Test

Alpha-Feto Protein Test The alpha-feto protein test (AFP test) is a pretty simple test that involves taking a blood sample from the mother in order to check the levels of AFP in the blood. The reason this test is conducted on pregnant woman is because AFP is secreted...

Glucose Screening Tests

Left untreated those who are pregnant and have a pre-existing diagnosis of diabetes or find they have gestational diabetes can make for major complications. This is why many physicians and health care providers recommend that pregnant women take a glucose screening...