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Blood Tests for Miscarriage Risk (SMFM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 01/21/2015
Blood tests to show your risk of miscarriage have become more common. The tests show if you have thrombophilia, which may increase the risk of a miscarriage or other problems during pregnancy. Doctors often order the tests for pregnant women who have had problems—such as miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, or a baby that did not develop normally. But often, tests are not needed, even if you have had a pregnancy problem.