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Test performed at start of preganancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help,
User :   what tests are usually performed at the start of a pregnancy?
Doctor :   Urine Pregnancy Test .
User :   what conditions/diseases are tested for in the first blood test?
Doctor :   Blood Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.
User :   would the doctors test for CMV in the first blood test?
Doctor :   Tests that would be done are the TORCHE group of infections and Along with that HIV and Hepatitis B
User :   could small spots on the liver and spleen on the 20week scan indicate CMV?
User :   my wife had 3 small spots
User :   all other tests were normal?
User :   sorry, all other tests came out normal
Doctor :   No they shall need to be investigated thoroughly
Doctor :   not by mere Spots alone that you can diagnose the same
User :   would rubella be tested?
User :   could the spots be something else other than CMV?
Doctor :   TORCHE group of infections are the once that will need to
Doctor :   be tested and

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