Blood sample (serum)
Gold top clotted (5ml)
Screening in pregnancy.
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.
2 days (compliant with IDSPS guidelines)
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