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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Blood tests

Routine blood tests taken at the start of your pregnancy include:

  • Blood group and Rhesus factor
  • Full Blood Count test for anaemia and Thalassaemia
  • Virology tests for Hepatitis B, Syphilis, HIV and Rubella (German Measles)

Further blood tests will be repeated during your pregnancy:

  • At 28 weeks the Full Blood Count and Rhesus factor tests
  • At 36 weeks the Full Blood Count is repeated if indicated, to detect and treat possible anaemia prior to delivery
  • After delivery, a Kleihaur test offered to all Rhesus Negative women and a Full Blood Count may be indicated