ANC (Antenatal Care) Profile

ANC (Antenatal Care) Profile

Pregnant woman giving blood for lab testing.

Test Principle

ANC profile are a group of lab tests to assess the health of the pregnant mother and the fetus. In Kenya, they are done during the first ANC visit in the first trimester. The tests shown below are the minimum basics. Additional tests cab be performed on a case by case basis.

Lab monitoring of health of mother and unborn baby is an important component of Focused Antenatal Care(FANC).

In Kenya, these tests are offered free of charge in government/public facilities and some mission hospitals. Mothers covered by NHIF Linda Mama program also don’t pay out of pocket. The challenge has been access to the tests due to frequent reagent and other test materials going out of stock

Please click on individual test for more details:

Diseases /Conditions :

  • Pregnancy

Component Tests:

  1. ABO/Rh Blood Group.
  2. Hemoglobin Level.
  3. Random Blood Sugar.
  4. Urine Analysis.
  5. HIV status.
  6. VDRL for Syphilis.