1st Trimester Panel (Advanced)

1st Trimester Panel (Advanced) performs the tests you need in the first 3 months of pregnancy and adds in-depth tests that thoroughly check you and your baby’s health.

– Sample Type: Blood | Urine.

– Age: Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy.

– Results: 24 hours from when the laboratory receives the sample.

– Note: You must fast for at least 8 hours before the test.




1. Overview of 1st Trimester Panel (Advanced)

The first 3 months of pregnancy (1st trimester) are important for pregnant women. Expectant mothers face physical and mental challenges and health risks such as anemia or changes in sugar levels.

1st Trimester Panel (Advanced) provides 4 essential 1st-trimester tests, plus additional in-depth tests to monitor and understand the mother’s health and that of her unborn child. This allows doctors to detect abnormalities in the mother and screen for the risk of defects in the baby.

2. Which tests are part of the 1st Trimester Panel (Advanced)?

The test panel deploys 8 tests necessary in the first trimester, including:

– Complete blood count (CBC): This is the core blood test that the mother needs to perform. The doctor checks for anemia and determines if Rh + or Rh- to detect any incompatibility in the mother-infant agreement and provide an overall health assessment.

– Double test: Helps to quantitatively check the substances in the mother’s blood secreted by the placenta, detecting any defects early in the fetus, specifically those related to chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, and Patau syndrome.

– Urinalysis: Based on test results from urine biochemistry, doctors can detect kidney diseases and urinary tract infections (causing burning sensations or blood in urine).

– Fasting Glucose: During pregnancy, you must produce 3 times more insulin than usual to stabilize blood sugar (glucose) levels. If the insulin is insufficient, the sugar level starts to clog, leading to diabetes.

Therefore, mothers need to perform a blood sugar test during pregnancy to protect their health and ensure that when the baby is born, there is no hypoglycemia which puts the baby at risk of coma or brain injury.

– Ferritin test | Iron: Checks for anemia or iron deficiency in the mother – a common cause of the mother being weak, pale, tired, and often a result of not having enough oxygen supplied to the mother and the baby.

Folic acid test | vitamin B12: Lack of folic acid and vitamin B12 leads to neural tube defects in fetuses, which can result in children with a cleft palate or spina bifida. Tests are performed to help diagnose and treat the disease at an early stage.

3. Why Test At Diag Laboratories?

Come to Diag Laboratories – Testing Center, present for more than 20 years in Vietnam, where you will experience a smooth testing process with outstanding facilities such as:

– State-of-the-art analytical equipment systems such as Alinity (Abbott) and Cobas 8000 (Roche) with certified chemicals to bring fast absolute results.

– Certificates of test quality such as ISO 15189 and EQAb.

– A wide variety of tests to meet the needs of patients. In addition, Diag uses modern vacuum blood collection techniques that limit pain and reduce the risk of veins or red blood cells rupturing.

– If you are far away from our centers or busy with work, Diag Laboratories offers a home sampling service. Your sample will be taken at home, and you can track your information online, receiving your results via SMS.

1st Trimester Panel (Advanced) provides the necessary tests for the 2nd trimester, helping closely monitor the mother and baby. Do not hesitate to call the hotline at 1900 1717 to receive advice from Diag staff and make an appointment as soon as possible.


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