Need to talk? Call 1800 882 436.
It's a free call with a maternal child health nurse. *call charges may apply from your mobile

Is it an emergency? Dial 000
If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Screening tests"

Need more information?

Neonatal screening test

All parents are offered the opportunity to have their baby screened for a number of rare disorders.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Newborn hearing test

The newborn hearing screening test allows those babies who have hearing loss to be identified early.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Prenatal screening (genetic screening in pregnancy)

Prenatal screening tests assess the chance of some medical problems your baby may have. Your healthcare provider can help decide if they're a good idea.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Cervical screening during pregnancy

Cervical screening can be performed at any time, including during pregnancy. Regular cervical screening can protect you against cervical cancer.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Pregnancy at week 10

Think about the prenatal screening tests you might have, and whether you want a dating scan to confirm your due date.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Apgar score

The Apgar score is a test given to your baby straight after birth to assess their health. Find out what the score measures and what it means.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Prenatal screening and testing

Prenatal testing is available to check the health of your baby. It is your choice if you decide to have these tests and you should discuss your options with your doctor or genetic counsellor.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Blood tests during pregnancy

Find out more about the blood tests you be offered during your pregnancy. what they test for and when you’ll be offered them.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Genetic carrier screening

Screening for carrier status is a blood test to see if you carry genes that are linked to certain health conditions. Learn more about this test here.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Routine antenatal tests

During pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans. Each test can tell you something about you and your baby’s health.

Read more on Pregnancy, Birth & Baby website

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

Healthdirect Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners and to Elders both past and present.

This information is for your general information and use only and is not intended to be used as medical advice and should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition, nor should it be used for therapeutic purposes.

The information is not a substitute for independent professional advice and should not be used as an alternative to professional health care. If you have a particular medical problem, please consult a healthcare professional.

Except as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, this publication or any part of it may not be reproduced, altered, adapted, stored and/or distributed in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Healthdirect Australia.