Educational Webinar: Clinical Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy
Date: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. EDT, 4:00 p.m. CEST
Alison Woodworth, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Laboratory testing during pregnancy is a key component of fetal/mother health and well-being. Attend this educational webinar to learn more about the laboratory changes associated with testing during normal pregnancy, in addition to commonly performed tests to identify fetal abnormalities.
Describe the physiological and laboratory result changes associated with normal pregnancy
Explain the structure, function, and isoforms of hCG
Discuss the relationship between maternal hCG concentrations and fetal well-being
Describe tests and their utility for predicting preterm birth and preeclampsia
Identify the origins of amniotic fluid and assess laboratory tests commonly performed on this fluid
Evaluate basic relationships among maternal serum biomarkers that are used to assess a fetus’ risk for an Open Neural Tube Defect (ONTD) and Fetal Aneuploidy
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