Last updated: Friday, 24, December, 2010
Human chorionic gonadotrophin. For fetal disorders, see Neonatal screening and specific inherited disorders.
Sequential human chorionic gonadotrophin is rarely helpful.
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Urinary tract infection, including
Urine microscopy and culture at first antenatal visit. Urinary tract infection (including asymptomatic bacteriuria) may be associated with premature delivery.
Pregnancy-induced hypertension (toxaemia)
Urate -plasma or serum; protein -urine.
Gestational diabetes mellitus
Glucose challenge test.
The "physiological" anaemia of pregnancy.
Liver disease, especially
See under Hepatic failure
See under Thrombosis
If an underlying acquired bleeding disorder is suspected: FBC, blood film, platelet count; APTT, PT, thrombin time, fibrinogen; fibrin degradation products.See also Bleeding disorders
DIC, causes include
Amniotic fluid embolism
Factor VIII inhibitor
A rare complication, developing within 3 months post-partum: APTT, PT; coagulation factor inhibitors. Consult pathologist.