Pregnancy » Special Tests » Thalassemia Trait Test
- Thalassemia Trait Test
This particular test is performed in people of a specific sect like the Sindhis and Kutchis. In cases where both parents have minor forms of Thalassemia, the chances of the baby getting affected are pretty high. Thus it would translate into a Thalassemic major baby, which might need to undergo foetal testing and counseling.
- Glucose Tolerance Test
- Doppler Non Stress Test
- Colour Doppler Test
- Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Carrier Screening
- Genetic Carrier Screening
- G6PD (Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenas)
Do remember to ask your doctor on all the tests and their results. One has the right to know the reasons for getting a test done, the procedure involved, the cost, the preparation needed and the importance of the results for a healthy pregnancy. Read about the tests in literature and also talk to it about people who have had deliveries or expecting mothers. Don’t just go for a test because the doctor does it for all his/ her patients. Ask for the validity and the reasons behind everything, as some tests can be painful and sometimes dangerous. Be well informed and prepared for all kinds of consequences and results.