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Blood tests during Pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi sir
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i just want to know about folic acid test
User :   what is the purpose of this test
User :   yes sir
User :   it is a blood test right
Doctor :   yes
User :   my wife is a pregnant and the doctor has suggested me to do this test
Doctor :   Folic acid is a vitamin.
Doctor :   It is tested by doing a blood test.
Doctor :   It is one of the important test to be done during early pregnancy.
Doctor :   Low folic acids can affect pregnancy badly.
Doctor :   So its deficiency is to be treated early during pregnancy.
User :   it has to be done for men or women
Doctor :   Your wife needs the test.
User :   then why the doctor write this test for me
Doctor :   Since this is a nutrient - vitamin, most gynecologist prescribe folic acid supplements to the pregnancy women as well as get the folic acid levels checked.
Doctor :   If it's the serum folic acid test which your gynecologist has ordered,
Doctor :   then you are probably mistaken,
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is to be done on the pregnant mother and not you.
User :   thanks sir
Doctor :   You can further confirm this with the gynecologist.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   * confirm with your gynecologist I meant.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   is there is any test for sugar state for the past 6 monts
Doctor :   Blood sugar for presence of diabetes is checked by doing fasting blood sugar, postprandial blood sugar with or without glycosylated hemoglobin levels(HbA1c) levels.
Doctor :   These again are blood tests.
User :   is there is any test for giving the last 6 months sugar stats
Doctor :   Do you mean to know how your sugars were for the last 6 months?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If you are looking for serial blood sugar levels over the period of 6 months, then no test are available, however
Doctor :   However
Doctor :   HbA1c test are used to know how your sugars were for a period of 3 months.
Doctor :   A high HbA1c levels that sugars were abnorma for more than 3 months.
Doctor :   This test probably can be done.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   thank you ver much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now and have a good day!!
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