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Preconception (pre-pregnancy) / first trimester (up to 12 weeks)

When planning a pregnancy it is important to consult a health care professional. They will discuss tests which are recommended for all women, and advise if any extra tests should be performed based on family and medical histories.

The following are some of the tests that may be recommended to a woman either when she is considering a pregnancy or at one of her first prenatal visits:


More information on preconception and prenatal testing can be obtained at:

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (general)
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (genetic)

NSW Centre for Genetics Education: Pregnancy information and testing

Human Genetics Society of Australasia: Policies and Statements

Healthdirect Australia: Pregnancy

NSW Centre for Genetics Education: Genetics Fact Sheets 
Australian Journal of General Practice (AJGP): Preconception care