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Question: When should be the blood glucose test done during pregnancy?
Answer: This test checks for gestational diabetes. Most pregnant women have a glucose screening test between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. The test may be done earlier if you have a high glucose level in your urine during your routine prenatal visits, or if you have a high risk for diabetes.
Question: what is the use of triple screen test(Blood test)?
Answer: 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: alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that is produced by the fetus. The triple screen test is performed between the 15th and 20th week of pregnancy although results obtained in the 16th -18th week are said to be the most accurate. it is recommended for women who: Have a family history of birth defects Are 35 years or older Used possible harmful medications or drugs during pregnancy Have diabetes and use insulin Had a viral infection during pregnancy Have been exposed to high levels of radiation The triple screen is measuring high and low levels of AFP and abnormal levels of hCG and estriol. The results are combined with the mother’s age, weight, ethnicity and gestation of pregnancy in order to assess probabilities of potential genetic disorders.
Question: When is the perfect time for taking blood pregnancy test..??
Answer: Hi dear, A blood test to detect Pregnancy can be done as early as a week before the missed period.