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Dr. Rose  Obstetrics Laboratory Tests

Before conception, we check the presence of any risk factors that might influence conception or pregnancy. Before you conceive, we recommend you to go trough with the following laboratory tests:

Total blood count, ESR, urinalysis and glucose level test

The results of these tests inform you about your overall and current health condition. For example, high glucose level does not influence conception but it requires special attention throughout your pregnancy. The deficiency of different minerals and trace elements should also be kept in check and supplemented if necessary to facilitate getting pregnant easier.

TORCH screening

This is a blood test that detects the presence of certain viral infections (toxoplasma, rubella and cytomegalovirus). As these diseases might cause developmental abnormalities in newborns and illness in adults, screening for them is very important before you conceive.

Hormone tests

Hormonal balance is an indispensable factor of successful conception, so checking the level of your different hormones is an integral part of our family planning program. Your doctor prescribes the necessary hormone tests based on a preliminary consultation and anamnesis. All of these laboratory tests are done by blood sampling.


Your TSH level is a marker of the coordinated operation of the pituitary gland and the thyroid. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary that secretes TSH. Diseases of the thyroid may adversely affect the development of the fetus and cause mental retardation.


Prolactin is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates lactation after giving birth. Along with estrogen and progesterone, it causes the enlargement of the mammary glands of the breasts. Prolactin is also responsible for the lack of menstruation for a time period after giving birth, as it prevents ovulation and inhibits the activity of other hormones that induce the start of the menstrual cycle. 

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