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"If a standard set of lab tests were performed on every pregnant woman, we would improve outcomes for women and babies."

Laboratory testing during pregnancy:
What You Can Do

Clinicians: use Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, 5th Edition, as a guideline for prenatal testing; follow the current literature on prenatal laboratory testing; contact WAPC staff if you have questions about the current recommendations or suggestions for future recommendations.

Administrators: adopt the recommendations in Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy, 5th Edition, as the standard by which prenatal laboratory testing is performed; support evidence-based practices for prenatal care.

Patients: make an appointment to see your doctor if you think you might be pregnant. Follow your doctor's recommendations for prenatal visits and ensure you get regular care throughout your pregnancy. 

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