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Question: What are the tests that are performed during pregnancy and when are the tests done?

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Answer: Genetic screening can help diagnose the potential for certain genetic disorders before birth. First trimester screening is a combination of fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing. This screening process can help determine the risk of the fetus having certain birth defects. Second trimester prenatal screening may include several blood tests called multiple markers. These markers provide information about the risk of having a baby with certain genetic conditions or birth defects. You may have ultrasounds performed at different times in your pregnancy to check for fetal growth, estimate your due date and look for any structural abnormalities in the baby. Additional testing during pregnancy may include amniocentesis, CVS,  glucose testing and Group B strep culture.
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