What is a prenatal panel?

Dr. Charles Hageman explains prenatal panels. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What is a prenatal panel?

The prenatal panel includes your blood type, your blood count, and your status on if you’re immune to rubella (measles) or not. There are several infectious tests we check: syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydia, HIV is optional. We’re trying to get a good medical background on the start of this pregnancy.

 

A prenatal panel is a health profile created through a group of medical tests, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon.

Your prenatal panel gives your healthcare providers a baseline from which to treat you and manage your pregnancy, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. The prenatal panel may include tests for the following, according to the NIH:

  • Blood count
  • Blood type
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Rubella
  • Sexually-transmitted diseases
  • Urine analysis

Talk to your doctor about prenatal panels.

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