During your first appointment with your community midwife you will be offered a range of screening tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans of your baby. Further information can be found in the Public Health England leaflet Screening tests for you and your baby.
Your Specialist Midwife Screening Coordinator is Cleo McKenzie
Your Deputy Screening Midwife is Tammy Ralphs
Your first blood tests will include screening for:
- blood group
- iron levels
- sickle cell and thalassaemia
- infectious diseases for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B
It is important you attend for this blood test before 10 weeks of pregnancy or within three days of your first appointment with the community midwife.
You will get your results at your next appointment with your community midwife or at your next antenatal clinic appointment. If you have any results that require further investigation, you will be contacted by the Antenatal Screening Team.
Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndrome screening results
If you have decided have screening for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndrome, you will receive your results in the following way:
- ‘Increased’ chance – you will receive a telephone call from a member of the Antenatal Screening Team, inviting you to discuss your options. This will usually be within 7 days of having your scan and blood test.
- ‘Low’ chance – you will receive a letter confirming your screening test results within 2 weeks of having your scan and blood test.
If you have not received your results within two weeks, please contact the Antenatal Screening Team on (01384) 456111 ext 3116 or 3351 (Maternity Outpatient Department)