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Unformatted text preview: ely trained gestation by sonographer and with equipment of an appropriate standard. A an Screening for Down’s syndrome Screening for Down’s syndrome Pregnant women should be Pregnant offered screening for Down’s syndrome with a test which provides the current standard of a detection rate above 60% and a false-positive rate of less than 5%. B The following tests meet this standard: The from 11 to 14 weeks – nuchal translucency (NT) (NT) – the combined test (NT, hCG and PAPP-A) (NT, from 14 to 20 weeks – the triple test (hCG, AFP and uE3) (hCG, – the quadruple test (hCG, AFP, uE3, inhibin A) inhibin B Screening for Screening for infections Asymptomatic Asymptomatic bacteriuria Pregnant women should be offered Pregnant should routine screening for asymptomatic routine bacteriuria by midstream urine culture early in pregnancy. Identification and treatment of Identification asymptomatic bacteriuria reduces the risk of preterm birth. risk A Asymptomatic bacterial Asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis Pregnant women should not be offered Pregnant not routine screening for bacterial vaginosis because the evidence suggests that the identification and treatment of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis does not lower the risk for vaginosis preterm birth and other adverse reproductive outcomes. reproductive A Chlamydia Chlamydia trachomatis Pregnant women should Pregnant women should not be offered routine screening not for asymptomatic chlamydia because there is insufficient evidence on its effectiveness and cost effectiveness. C Cytomegalovirus Cytomegalovirus The available evidence does The not support routine cytomegalovirus screening cytomegalovirus in pregnant women and it should not be offered. should B Hepatitis B virus Hepatitis B virus Serological screening for hepatitis Serological B virus should be offered to should pregnant women So that effective postnatal So intervention can be offered to infected women to decrease the risk of mother-to-child-transmission. A of Hepatitis C virus Hepatitis C virus Pregnant women should Pregnant not be offered routine screening not for hepatitis C v...
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