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Second Trimester (13 – 27 weeks) and Third Trimester (from 28 weeks to delivery, around 40 weeks)

At an antenatal visit, the expectant mother may be asked to give a urine specimen that will be screened for the presence of sugar and/or protein.

Other tests performed during the second trimester provide information to evaluate both actual and potential medical problems in the baby. These tests include:

Testing during the third trimester period is primarily directed toward preparation for the birth of a healthy baby and may include: