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Educational webinar: The importance of TORCH testing in prenatal care

Healthcare News | 2014-05-30

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The importance of TORCH testing in prenatal care

The importance of TORCH testing in prenatal care

Screening of pregnant women for the presence of infectious disease is critical in helping to ensure normal embryogenesis and a healthy birth. Diseases such as rubella, toxoplasmosis, syphilis, and primary CMV infection can profoundly impact fetal development, resulting in loss of the developing embryo or congenital birth defects. Other diseases such as herpes, HIV, and hepatitis B can be transmitted perinatally to the newborn. Testing of expectant mothers for common agents of infection is known as TORCH testing. Early identification of infection and resultant clinical intervention can dramatically reduce vertical transmission rates. Access to TORCH testing is an important component of adequate prenatal care.

Learn the common components of TORCH testing and the clinical utility of testing results in this educational webinar.

Register today.

Speaker:   Hans IJpelaar, Drs

    Senior Manager

    Clinical and Scientific Global Marketing

    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

Date:    June 30, 2014

Time:    11:00 a.m. EDT

This webinar will be available for replay starting the day after the event. All who register for the event can access the webinar replay at any time.

Key Benefits

  • Name the most common infections associated with TORCH testing.
  • Understand the tests used to identify infection.
  • Describe the role of test results as a diagnostic aid in prenatal management.

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