Antenatal Screening
Investigations Antenatal Screening
Routine antenatal care for pregnant women includes screening for HIV, hepatitis B virus and syphilis.
Inform lab before sending No, except for late bookers (>24 weeks gestation).
Specimen type Clotted blood: 5ml Clot activator and separation gel (GOLD CAPPED) container.
Ideal time to take specimen  
Labelling requirements click here - Plese use the red antenatal request form or specific electronic request.
How to take the specimen  
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then store at +4°C
Test Times Daily (weekdays)
Turnround 5 working days. Results can be available within 24hrs for late bookers by prior arrangement with the laboratory.
Additional information  
Additional Examination Requests click here


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