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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Blood Test

Routine blood tests taken at booking include:

  • Blood group and Rhesus factor
  • Full Blood Count test for anaemia and Thalassaemia
  • Virology tests for Hepatitis B, Syphilis, HIV and Rubella (German Measles)

The results of these are filed in your notes at the 20-week scan visit. 
Should any need to be repeated, the community midwife will do this at a clinic.

  • At 15-16 weeks the Quadruple screen for Down’s and Spina Bifida risk, is offered and is entirely optional.
  • At 28 weeks the Full Blood Count and Rhesus factor tests are repeated
  • At 36 weeks the Full Blood Count is repeated, to detect and treat possible anaemia prior to delivery
  • After delivery, a Kleihaur test offered to all Rhesus Negative women and a Full Blood Count may be indicated