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Antenatal Blood Tests

Having blood tests early on in your pregnancy can help protect you and those close to you.
It is best to have the tests as soon as you know you are pregnant. They are offered to all pregnant women including those who decide not to continue with the pregnancy.

Routine Blood Tests
Seven different tests are currently offered. These are usually carried out at the same time so you only have one set of blood taken. These tests are:

  • blood group and rhesus factor
  • full blood count
  • Rubella
  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • HIV
  • Diabetes - HbA1c

For further information about any of your antenatal blood tests please talk to your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC).

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