Laboratory testing during pregnancy:
What You Can Do
Clinicians: use Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, 5th Edition, as a guideline for prenatal testing; follow the current literature on prenatal laboratory testing; contact WAPC staff if you have questions about the current recommendations or suggestions for future recommendations.
Administrators: adopt the recommendations in Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, 5th Edition, as the standard by which prenatal laboratory testing is performed; support evidence-based practices for prenatal care.
Patients: make an appointment to see your doctor if you think you might be pregnant. Follow your doctor's recommendations for prenatal visits and ensure you get regular care throughout your pregnancy.
Did you know?
Pregnant women who have undergone gastric banding and other restrictive procedures should be monitored for folic acid and iron deficiency.