Q: Which routine blood tests are done at the first prenatal visit?

A: Routine Blood tests done during the first prenatal visit:

  • Complete blood count (checks for anemia and other cell problems)
  • Syphilis screening
  • HIV screening
  • Blood type and Rh
  • Coombs’ test (checks for antibodies)
  • Hgb electrophoresis
  • German measles antibody
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen

Optional:

  • CMV
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Chickenpox
  • Parvovirus B-19 (fifth disease)