At time during your care it may become necessary for certain labwork to be ordered.

If you are receiving collaborative or parallel care from a licensed physician, advanced nurse practitioner (like a CNM), or licensed chiropractic doctor, they maybe be able to order your labwork for you. If this is the case, your labwork should be covered by your insurance.

If you are not receiving collaborative or parallel care from a licensed provider, you can order your own labwork online. You will have to pay out of pocket for your labwork, but the online lab testing company we work with can provide you with the proper codes to attempt to get reimbursed by your insurance company.

In either instance, if you have an FSA, HSA, HRA, or MSA, your plan should cover all diagnostic testing, especially where indicated by pregnancy.

Routine Labwork:

Prenatal Panel – this blood test panel includes testing for: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Antibody Screen, RPR for Syphilis, Rubella Antibodies- IgG, ABO Blood Typing with Rhesus Factor (Rh Factor), and CBC with Differential and Platelet Count.

ABO Blood Typing with Rhesus (Rh) Factor – as a separate test, if needed, to determine Rh factor and if Rhogam is needed.

Blood Serum Glucose Test – this helps determine if you have Gestational Diabetes.

Group B Strep – this is a culture test to find out if your levels of Group B Streptococcus colonisation are at high levels. Standard of Care recommends treating high levels of GBS colonisation with IV antibiotics and giving birth in the hospital. You do not have to opt for this treatment; we can note your Informed Refusal in your health chart if, after reviewing the information on risks of GBS and alternative treatment options, you decide to not arrange for IV antibiotics in the hospital.

You can order your tests directly for yourself or we can invoice you and upon payment, order your tests for you. True Health Labs requires that I state the following disclaimer: “Any test recommendations or health information provided from Amethyst Midwitchery & Womancraft, written or verbal, are for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition”.

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