NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme
As an important part of your care during pregnancy there are a number of blood tests offered. These tests are performed to help protect your health and the health of your baby. The tests can all usually be done from one blood sample at one of your first antenatal visits. The blood sample taken is put into several tubes for the different tests.
You will be informed of the results of these routine tests at your next clinic visit. From time to time technical problems can occur with the blood tests and a repeat sample may be requested. If any problem is found, or there is something you should know, you will be contacted as soon as possible. Some of these tests are routinely repeated later in pregnancy.
Identifying infections during pregnancy not only protects the health of you and your baby, but advice offered can protect the health of others including your family.
Access the Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy website at infectiousdiseases.screening.nhs.uk or use these direct links:
Map of Medicine Care Pathways (on NHS Choices)