Which lab tests are performed prior to cesarean delivery (C-section)?

Updated: Dec 14, 2018
  • Author: Hedwige Saint Louis, MD, MPH, FACOG; Chief Editor: Christine Isaacs, MD  more...
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Laboratory testing

The following laboratory studies may be obtained prior to cesarean delivery:

  • Complete blood count

  • Blood type and screen, cross-match

  • Screening tests for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, syphilis

  • Coagulation studies (eg, prothrombin and activated partial thromboplastin times, fibrinogen level)

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