Blood test – Hb estimation at booking, 28 – 32 weeks and after 36weeks before labour. More frequently if there is abnormality. PCV, FBC are also checked. Rhesus factor genotype and blood group are determined. Others are wasser man’s Khan test. VDRL, HIV.
Urinalysis: Test urine for glucose, albumin, acetone. Furtherlaboratory test may be done if there are abnormalities detected.If Rhesus positive antibody titre is checked at booking, 28, 32, 36 and before labour starts.
Vaginal Examination is done at book or at least once during pregnancy. May be done early for the following, - to diagnose pregnancy, exclude pelvic tumor, to determine gestational age before 16 weeks.
X-ray may be required to ascertain maturity Ultrasound scan
Doctor may do pelvic assessment on all primigravidae between 36-38 weeks.