Antenatal screening tests
Screening tests for you and your baby
It is important you understand the purpose and possible results of the screening tests before you decide whether to have them. To help you the UK National Screening Committee has written a booklet, explaining the screening tests in detail.
The UK National Screening Committee gives the health departments of the 4 UK countries advice on all aspects of screening.
Some of the tests need to take place as early as 10 weeks in pregnancy.
Towards the end of your pregnancy your midwife will talk to you about the screening tests recommended for newborn babies.
For more information on screening tests, talk to you midwife, doctor or health visitor.