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Ante-Natal Profile

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15 Minute walk-in appointment.

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Ante-natal Care

  • your blood group
  • whether you are rhesus positive or negative
  • Your haemoglobin levels. Haemoglobin is a part of your blood that carries oxygen around your body.
  • Your immunity to German measles (rubella).
  • Whether you have syphilis or hepatitis B.
  • Whether you have HIV/AIDS.
  • Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection that can be passed from mother to baby through the placenta during pregnancy. An infection with Toxoplasma gondii can cause eye and central nervous system infections. If acquired during the pregnancy, it may result in a miscarriage or cause birth defects. Toxoplasmosis is acquired by ingesting the parasite, most commonly, by eating contaminated meat.

Full Blood Count (FBC)
Full blood count determines general health status. It is used as a screen for a variety of disorders, such as anaemia and infection, inflammation nutritional status and exposure to toxic substances.

Urea and Creatinine
Urea and Creatinine in blood or urine, test for normal kidney function; also utilised in monitoring treatment for kidney disease. They are a part of a basic metabolic panel.

Syphilis
Syphilis is a bacterial infection that can be easily missed. The first symptom is a painless blister or sore that will disappear on its own, but the infection can be passed on to others for up to eighteen months. Syphilis can be treated with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, the disease can spread throughout your body over the course of many years and cause considerable organ damage.

Iron levels
Low iron can cause anaemia, and is usually due to long-term or heavy bleeding, pregnancy, or rapid growth (in children); rarely is it due to poor diet. A high iron level can be due to a genetic condition, extensive blood transfusions, or rarely due to ingestion of an overdose of iron (usually in children).

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), T3, T4
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropin) blood test which screens for and diagnoses thyroid disorders; monitors treatment of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism.
T3 and T4 are hormones produced by the thyroid gland . The thyroid gland is found in the neck, in front of the windpipe. T3 makes up less than 10% of what we call thyroid hormone, while T4 makes up the rest. T3, however, is about four times as strong as T4, and is thought to cause most, if not all, the effects of thyroid hormones.
Thyroid hormones help regulate the body’s metabolism (how the body functions) and are also related to fertility.

Glucose
Blood glucose levels are also known as blood sugar.
Test is required if there are symptoms suggesting hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose) or hypoglycemia, or if you are diabetic. Also requested uring pregnancy.

HBsAg
To detect, diagnose and follow the course of an infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or to determine if the vaccine against hepatitis B has produced the desired level of immunity.

Rubella
Rubella (German measles) blood test diagnoses recent/past infection or protection from the rubella virus.
It is used to screen for several infectious diseases that can cause birth defects in newborns and illness in adults.

Toxoplasma
Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic infection that can be passed from mother to baby through the placenta during pregnancy. An infection with Toxoplasma gondii can cause eye and central nervous system infections. If acquired during the pregnancy, it may result in a miscarriage or cause birth defects. Toxoplasmosis is acquired by ingesting the parasite, most commonly, by eating contaminated meat.

Atypical Ab Screen
Atypical antibody screen is used in pregnancy to detect atypical red blood cell antibodies in the mother's blood, which may be capable of causing hemolytic disease of the newborn. An atypical Ab screen is done during the first trimester and then repeated during the third trimester and determines if potentially harmful antibodies are present in the mother's blood. If a harmful antibody is detected, the baby's father should be tested as well if possible in order to see if his RBCs have antigens that the mother's antibody could target. In this case, the doctor will most likely monitor the mother's antibody level and the health of the fetus for the duration of the pregnancy. Signs that the fetus is becoming ill may necessitate treatment before birth or an early delivery.

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Exams


Full Blood Count (FBC)

Urine Exam

Blood Group

Syphilis

Iron (Fe)

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

Glucose

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Rubella Antibodies (IgG)

Toxo-G

Toxo-M

Atypical Ab Screen

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