Our Antenatal Test Package Explained

What are the tests in the Antenatal Test Package?

Even if you feel healthy, it’s important to get these tests done. Experts have designed this package to get you the best tests you need to stay healthy.

Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!

Full package: R775

ABO + Rh (Blood Group & Antibodies) Test

This blood test is used to determine your blood group and type. In addition, it also looks if there are antibodies present. This is done to assess if your baby might be at risk of developing anaemia or jaundice, which can happen if your blood group differs in key ways from your baby’s blood type.

Haemoglobin + Iron Serum Levels

This test is used to assess for anaemia. Your blood volume increases during pregnancy. Thus, more iron and vitamins are required to make more red blood cells.

HIV 1,2 ELISA Combi Antibody Test

This is a comprehensive screening test to determine your HIV status. This is a very important test as HIV can be passed to the baby during pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

RPR + TPHA

This is a screening test for syphilis. This is very important to test for as this bacteria can be passed to the baby during pregnancy through the placenta.

Fasting Glucose

This fasting test is used to screen for gestational diabetes (diabetes that develops throughout the pregnancy).

Hepatitis Test

This is an important screening test for all pregnant women, regardless of whether the mother has been previously vaccinated against hepatitis. This is an important test as hepatitis can be passed through the placental barrier to the baby.

Additional Tests

Rubella IgG

Checks for immunity to rubella (German measles), as contracting rubella during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. This test is recommended only if you are experiencing rubella-like symptoms.

R244

Our Annual Wellness Packages

  • The Advanced Men’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Chlamydia, HIV Screening Antibody (AB), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), & Herpes IgG + IGM

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Advanced Women’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Creatine Kinase MB, Vitamin B12, & Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Men’s Annual Wellness Package (Foundation)

    Includes: Fasting Glucose, FBC, Lipogram panel, LFT, UA, TSH, U & E and Creatinine & Vit D

    Lab results in 48-72hrs – No referral required.

  • Women’s Wellness Package (Foundation)

    Includes: Fasting Glucose, FBC, Lipogram panel, LFT, UA, TSH, & Vit D

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

Book with Epicentre

For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.

We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa. We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.

By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!

Our Popular Packages

  • Women’s Fertility Package

    Includes: Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone, Serum Progesterone, Prolactin

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Advanced Men’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Chlamydia, HIV Screening Antibody (AB), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), & Herpes IgG + IGM

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • The Advanced Women’s Wellness Package

    Includes: Carcinoembryonic Antigen, Creatine Kinase MB, Vitamin B12, & Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required

  • HPV Screening Package

    Includes: HPV Test

    Lab results in 48-72hrs - No referral required