Educational webinar: The importance of TORCH testing in prenatal care
Siemens Healthineers Haberleri | 30-05-2014
The importance of TORCH testing in prenatal care
Screening of pregnant women for the presence of infectious disease is critical in helping to ensure normal embryogenesis and a healthy birth. Diseases such as rubella, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and primary CMV infection can profoundly impact fetal development, resulting in loss of the developing embryo or congenital birth defects. Other diseases such as herpes, HIV, and hepatitis B can be transmitted perinatally to the newborn. Testing of expectant mothers for common agents of infection is known as TORCH testing. Early identification of infection and resultant clinical intervention can dramatically reduce vertical transmission rates. Access to TORCH testing is an important component of adequate prenatal care.
Learn the common components of TORCH testing and the clinical utility of testing results in this educational webinar.