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blood test. *L's Mommie* 17 kids; Abilene, Texas 367 posts
16th Jun '13

We all know that when we pregnant at the beginning we get blood tests done. Therefore I need to ask. What do they test for? I want to about if they test for herpes?

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
16th Jun '13

I think herpes is done with an STD test, and yes they will test you for that




Blood is for disorders and your counts, like reds/whites, etc.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
16th Jun '13

Yes they will test you for STDs among a million other things.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6137 posts
16th Jun '13

I think they test for herpes when they do the pap. Im not sure what all is done in the blood test, but they test your iron, blood type, RH factor and for some diseases.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10904 posts
16th Jun '13

Herpes virus isn't included in the standard prenatal panel, you'll need to ask for it.

*L's Mommie* 17 kids; Abilene, Texas 367 posts
16th Jun '13

I had a bad yeast infection and my doc thought was cylmidia or however spell it. But I didnt have anything. My doc didnt explain much and I didnt more because I was too happy that I was free of it. But makes me think she didnt test me for more than that.

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Western, NY, United States 3298 posts
16th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" Herpes virus isn't included in the standard prenatal panel, you'll need to ask for it."</blockquote>




This. And pap smears don't check for it either I don't believe. I think that only detects hpv, chlamydia, trich, gonorrhea, and any yeast or bacterial infections. I say that cause my OB sent me for lab work when I wanted to check for them all and I'm pretty sure its a blood draw for herpes unless you have a lesion. Its been a long time since that though so things could have changed or my memory could be flawed.