San Gabriel Valley Perinatal Medical Group
Antenatal Testing Guidelines


Chronic hypertension 
32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Chronic hypertension with 
26-28 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Cholestasis of pregnancy 
32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Decreased fetal movement 
At diagnosis NST/AFI once
Diabetes A1 
40 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk


32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk

any class with HTN, renal dz, SGA

26-28 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Elevated AFP/HCG 
32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Fetal arrhythmia 
At diagnosis NST/AFI  2X/wk
Fetal anomalies 
As indicated  NST/AFI  2X/wk
32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
History of stillbirth 32-34 weeks  
1 week prior to previous demise 
NST/AFI  2X/wk
HIV( > antiviral agents) 
32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
At diagnosis NST/AFI  2X/wk
Maternal cyanotic heart disease 
32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Multiple gestation

Concordant growth

32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk

Discordant growth

At diagnosis NST/AFI  2X/wk

High order

28 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Maternal renal disease 
32-34 weks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Phospholipid syndrome 26-28 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk


30-32 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Unexplained polyhydramnios At diagnosis 
32-34 weeks
NST/AFI  2X/wk
41 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Preterm labor on tocolysis 
At diagnosis prn
Rh sensitization 
26-28 weeks NST/AFI  2X-7X/wk
26-28 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk
Thyroid disorder with antibodies 32-34 weeks NST/AFI  2X/wk

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Last Reviewed 3/18/2001