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Additional Testing

Infectious Disease Testing and Immunity Screening

Through a simple blood test, a clinician will perform infectious disease testing on both male and female patients. This testing—while not directly related to your fertility or ability to conceive—helps to ensure a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. For your convenience, you may complete this testing at an outside laboratory at any point in time. Speak with your medical care team for recommendations on where to get this testing completed.

We must have a record of negative infectious disease results documented every 12 months.

Additional Female Testing

Hepatitis B surface antigen - a screening test for the hepatitis B virus

Hepatitis C antibody - a screening test for the hepatitis B virus

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - a screening test for the HIV virus

Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) - a screening test for syphilis

Rubella titer - you will need this test just once; it checks for antibodies in the blood that develop in response to a rubella infection or immunization

Blood group - to determine your blood type

Rhesus factor (Rh) - you will need this test just once; it checks for an inherited protein found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood has the protein, you're Rh positive. If your blood lacks the protein, you're Rh negative. Having an Rh negative blood type is not an illness and does not affect your health. However, because it can affect your pregnancy, your pregnancy will require special care if you're Rh negative and your partner is Rh positive.

Complete blood count (CBC) – this test gives important information about kinds and numbers of cells in the blood, especially red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts may indicate an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation.

Additional Male Testing

Hepatitis B surface antigen - a screening test for the hepatitis B virus

Hepatitis C antibody - a screening test for the hepatitis B virus

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) - a screening test for the HIV virus

Rapid plasma reagin (RPR) - a screening test for syphilis

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