At your first prenatal visit, your physician may order some blood tests.  These tests may include:

  • Blood pressure reading
  • Urine tests (eg, to detect urinary tract infection, protein in the urine, and signs of gestational diabetes)
  • Lab analysis for infections, such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and group B streptococcal disease
  • Blood tests for:
    • Blood type and Rh factor
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • Hepatitis
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Antibodies for rubella
    • Anemia
    • Diabetes
    • Hereditary diseases like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, Tay-Sachs disease, and thalassemia

Women's & Children's Hospital offers convenient outpatient lab services located on the first floor of the Kids Specialty Center.  Simply bring your order form from your physician, no appointment is needed.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.