Posted February 06, 2019 09:37:50A new test is to be used on pregnant women and their newborns in England.
A study has found that when the nappys blood is tested, it may be too late to tell if she is carrying a pregnancy.
The nappie’s blood is taken from the umbilical cord of the woman at about two weeks after conception.
The blood test is being used to check for signs of a pregnancy but it can be difficult to tell what stage a woman is at.
The test is also used to detect an abnormality in the placenta which can indicate a condition called pregnancy loss.
“It’s a very useful test to have in the UK, because if there is a pregnancy loss and the placental fluid is not showing any signs of growth, that’s very worrying,” said Dr John Dann from University College London, one of the authors of the study.
It was also used in a study on the effects of the nappy on newborns, which found that those who received nappier were more likely to have a higher risk of having a baby with birth defects.
Experts say the new test, known as a ‘pregnancy blood test’, is not suitable for pregnant women who have a normal cervix and a normal blood pressure, which may indicate a normal pregnancy.
However, Dr Dann said the test can detect the presence of pregnancy if there are abnormal findings in the blood, like a higher than normal amount of platelets.
A woman’s blood must pass through the test before it can determine if she has a pregnancy or not.
In a normal nappy, the blood is collected at about a week after conception and sent to a lab to be checked for the presence or absence of any pregnancy hormone.
But Dr Danna said this test was not designed to be taken before pregnancy or to tell a woman that she is pregnant.
Dr Dann, who is also the director of the Reproductive Research Unit at University College of London, said the fact that the test could detect a pregnancy and not an abnormal blood test was a problem.
This was an unexpected finding, he said.
And the fact a woman would get an abnormal result if they were given the wrong nappy could be really problematic, he added.
There are currently more than a dozen tests available for use on pregnant and expectant women and they all have some sort of safety and effectiveness information attached.
Some of these tests have been developed specifically for pregnant and expecting women, but Dr Danni said there were not many tests available that were specifically for women who were pregnant or expectant.
What are the risks?
The new test comes with a range of warning signs, which include abnormal placental fluid, high platelet count, abnormal white blood cell count and abnormal platelets, but none of these are expected to be significant enough to be of concern.
However, if a woman becomes pregnant, it is important to take precautions.
She should avoid drinking alcohol, smoke, or use other drugs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, which can increase the risk of developing blood clots.
Even if a patient has normal placental function, there are some important things that you should do to prevent pregnancy, including keeping a healthy weight, not smoking or using an over-the-counter blood thinner medication, and getting regular check-ups.
If a woman needs further advice on what to do, she should contact the GP for advice.