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Alternate Names : Fetal Scalp Blood, Fetal Scalp Sampling
Fetal Blood Testing | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications
After the fetal blood test is done, the normal procedures for delivery of the baby continue.
Bleeding and infection are rare possibilities. The benefits of identifying fetal distress outweigh the small risk of the procedure.
Fetal Blood Testing: Preparation & Expectations
Author: Eva Martin, MD Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD Date Reviewed: 08/09/01