Archive for the ‘Prenatal Testing’ Category

Glucose Tolerance Test

Pregnant women can develop a condition known as Gestational Diabetes (diabetes brought on by pregnancy) which can pose a risk to both mother and baby. A glucose tolerance test is a common... more...
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Fetal Non-Stress Test (NST)

The Fetal Non-Stress test is a simple, non-invasive test performed in pregnancies over 28 weeks gestation. The test is named “non-stress” because no stress is placed on the fetus during... more...
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Biophysical Profile

The biophysical profile (BPP test) combines an ultrasound evaluation with a non-stress test (NST) and is intended to determine fetal health during the third trimester. This biophysical profile is performed... more...
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Triple Screen Test

Also Known as Triple Test, Multiple Marker Screening and AFP Plus The triple screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for three specific substances: AFP, hCG, and Estriol. AFP:... more...
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Quad Screen Test

The quad screen test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for four specific substances: AFP, hCG, Estriol, and Inhibin-A. AFP: alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that is produced by... more...
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