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Old 06-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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US vs UK prenatal (antenatal) testing differences?

(Cross posted in Pregnancy) Does anyone know if glucose screenings and strep B testing are standard prenatal (antenatal) tests in the UK like they are here in the US, or only if you are high risk?

Finding conflicting information online. Thanks!


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Re: US vs UK prenatal (antenatal) testing differences?

I did not have strep b test, but they do encourage glucose...I know moms that just did blood sugar diaries though.
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Re: US vs UK prenatal (antenatal) testing differences?

Blood Glucose yes, at booking and again at 26-28 weeks, more frequently if any other symptoms or a past pregnancy with GD.
Strep b, not routinely although as a rule if you ask them to check they will organise it for you

Standard tests here are :
Full Blood Count, Blood Group antibody, Rubella Status, Syphillis, Hep B, HIV, Haemoglainopathies, Blood Glucose. (checked in my hand held notes for whats offered so definately up to date)

You can opt out of those you don't wish for, blood group is re checked as standard even in subsequent pregnancies.

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