Physical Examination

What's Included in Physical Examinations
  • Initial complete physical done by MD - Includes breast exam, pelvic exam, pap test, and chlamydia and gonorrhea tests
  • Limited physical exam each visit by Registered Nurses or Family Nurse Practitioners - Includes abdominal measurement, fetal heart count, and fetal position evaluation
  • Blood pressure, weight, and lab test each visit
For additional information on services, call 252-237-3141.

Other Tests We Perform
  • Hemoglobin - Checks for anemia
  • Blood type
  • Rh Factor
  • Urine specimen - Checks for proteins, sugar, ketones, and bacteria
  • Rubella titer - Checks to see if you have German Measles
  • Syphilis
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Alpha Feto-Protein - Done between 16 and 20 weeks; Checks for problems with the baby's brain and/or spinal column
  • Pap test - Checks for cervical cancer
  • Varicella titer - Checks to see if you have had chicken pox
  • Sickle cell
  • Ultrasound - Done to verify how far along you are; This test is done in a private MD's office
  • Non-stress testing - To monitor fetal heart rate later in pregnancy; This test is done in a private MD's office
  • Biophysical profile - To monitor body movements, breathing, muscle tone, amniotic fluid, and the way the baby's heart reacts to movement; This test is done in a private MD's office