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Antenatal Screen

Microbiology


Specimen

Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (5ml)

Test Usage

Screening in pregnancy.

Test panel:

Syphilis, Hepatitis B and HIV

It should be clearly documented in the woman’s handheld notes which tests have been offered / discussed and that written information has been given

If any tests declined this should be clearly documented – otherwise the laboratory will perform all tests routinely.

Availability

Local test

Processing Time

2 days (compliant with IDSPS guidelines)

Urgent Specimen Instructions

D/W Consultant Microbiologist if an unscreened woman presents late in pregnancy or in labour. Urgent out-of-hours testing is offered in high risk groups in order that appropriate treatment with prophylaxis can be offered to the infant.

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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