Repeated Complete Blood Count During First Trimester Of Pregnancy?
I want to ask, 8 months before I was pregnant I had tested for HIV, Siphilis, and hepatitis B, do I need to re-enter all three tests? Thanks
Hello AGnestasia, Thank you for the question.
Blood examination is one of the tests needed by pregnant women to determine the health condition of pregnant women in general and the risks to the pregnancy they are experiencing. Depending on the health condition of the previous pregnant woman, blood tests that will be recommended by a doctor are not always the same between one pregnant woman and another pregnant woman. One of the recommended blood tests is a blood test for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis. These infections are infections that can be transmitted to infants in the womb. In addition to detecting the infection, the examination can also help the doctor to determine the next preventative or treatment step for the baby when it will be born.
Given the magnitude of the impact caused by the infection on the health of your fetus, the doctor will usually still recommend that you repeat the blood test. Before you undergo any blood test, you should consult with your obstetrician because of limited information about your medical history so far. The doctor will determine what other blood tests (for example complete blood tests, blood sugar, TORCH, blood type) or other tests (such as urine tests) that you should undergo to avoid other pregnancy complications. Make sure you always check the health of your pregnancy with your obstetrician regularly until the time of delivery.
Hopefully this information helps you.