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Fetal Blood Testing

Alternate Names : Fetal Scalp Blood, Fetal Scalp Sampling

Fetal Blood Testing | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

After the fetal blood test is done, the normal procedures for delivery of the baby continue.

What are the potential complications after the procedure?

Bleeding and infection are rare possibilities. The benefits of identifying fetal distress outweigh the small risk of the procedure.

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Fetal Blood Testing: Preparation & Expectations


Author: Eva Martin, MD
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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