Premarital Screening

A Premarital screening is a thorough medical investigation that provides imperative health assessment for soon-to-be-married couples. These tests evaluate any possible genetic, infectious, and transmissible diseases to prevent transferring them to each other and their offspring.Marriage is the elementary component of society and is a foundation of an emotional and healthy relationship between couples. A healthy marriage assures couples about eluding hereditary and infectious diseases, thus establishing a happy and healthy family.

Why is premarital screening beneficial

Premarital screening helps the soon-to-be-married couple to identify the potential health risks in themselves and their children. Some of the benefits of premarital screening are:

  • Measure the comprehensive health status of soon-to-be husband and wife
  • It detects infectious diseases such as hepatitis B, HIV infection (AIDS), Hepatitis C, and other sexually-transmissible diseases (STDs).
  • It rules out common genetic blood disorders such as thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, and hemophilia.

Objectives of the premarital screening program

Premarital screening for both men and women assists in identifying potential health risks and conditions to themselves and their offspring. A couple should opt for screening before marriage to rule out any genetic or infectious disease. So they can take essential precautions accordingly. Some of the objectives are:

  • Premarital screening programs educate couples and provide accurate information of their genetic effects on their children.
  • The program promotes awareness about the comprehensive healthy marriage concept.
  • The program ensures the accuracy of all the screening tests.

Hence, couples planning to get married should conduct the premarital screening as soon as possible to avoid any further complications

Tests conducted in premarital screening

They provide information on the overall health status of future brides and grooms. They are:

  • Complete urine analysis
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Peripheral blood smear
  • Blood group testing (ABO-Rh): It screens out the Rh-negative women and counsels the couples about the risk related to pregnancy.
Tests to rule out infectious disease:
  • VDRL test for syphilis
  • ELISA or western blot test to detect HIV infection (AIDS)
  • Hepatitis-B screening
  • HCV antibody tests to detect hepatitis-C virus
  • Screening tests for sexually-transmitted diseases(STDs)
Genetic tests:

Genetic tests are a must in the case of consanguineous marriages (marriage in between blood relatives or have common ancestors). Chances of recessive-inherited disease appearance are high in offsprings of consanguineous marriage couples. The closer the blood relationships, the greater the risk of having genetic diseases in their children. Genetic tests are culture-based screening tests, including analyzing blood or tissue samples collected from couples:

Marriage is an auspicious event in a person’s life. Every couple at some point in their life wants to start a family. Before starting a new life, you should take a premarital test to prevent any genetic or infective condition in the child. You have to think about your and your partner’s health before taking this huge step of getting married

When your children get any inherited problem, it may affect their social, psychological, and emotional status. So, to prevent infectious diseases and inherited conditions, don’t neglect premarital screening.

Why choose BabyScience for premarital screening

BabyScience helps you and your spouse undergo thorough and unbiased premarital screening. The test results will pave your way for peaceful married life by putting all these worries at bay. If test results come negative, our expert team will help in treatment. So, don’t stress these frugal matters and consult with us.