At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To screen pregnant women and newborns for several infectious diseases that can cause birth defects
When to Get Tested?
If you are exposed to certain infectious diseases or become ill while pregnant or if a baby is born with congenital abnormalities that may be caused by an infection with one of the diseases included in the panel
A blood sample is drawn from a vein in the arm by needle or by heelstick for infants
Test Preparation Needed?