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During pregnancy, an anatomical and biochemical transition occurs. Laboratory testing from the time pregnancy is first considered through the initial days of the newborn's life offer an accurate view of mother and baby’s health and well-being. These tests can help identify conditions that may increase the risk of complications and are key components to ensure a healthy outcome.
In this webinar, Dr. Alison Woodworth describes a variety of tests that are available to determine the well-being of the mother as well as the fetus and to assess risk of complications. She provides an in-depth review of these clinical laboratory tests; what they are, when they should be used, and how they provide valuable information.
What you will learn -
To recognize the role of biomarkers in the detection and monitoring of pregnancy related disorders.
The structure, function and role of hCG and its relationship to maternal and fetal well-being.
How to understand the testing performed for first and second trimester screening.
Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Medical Director of the Core Clinical Laboratory and Point of Care Testing
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Kentucky Medical Center