Screening Tests

Screening tests are used to determine if a health problem is forming or already exists. Examples include: mammograms, Pap smears, and blood tests for gestational diabetes. Catch possible health problems early by having regular checkups!

Alpha-Fetoprotein Test

The AFP test identifies pregnancies at higher-than-average risk of certain serious birth defects, such as spina bifida (open spine) and Down syndrome.



Amniocentesis is a procedure performed on pregnant women in their second trimester to diagnose or rule out birth defects.


Check-Ups and Tests

What check-ups and tests do I need and how often should I get them?

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Chorionic Villus Sampling

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a procedure used to diagnose certain birth defects in the first trimester of pregnancy. The test has been performed regularly since 1982, and thousands have been performed around the world.


Gestational Diabetes Tests

Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.


Pap Smear

The Pap test is a way to examine cells collected from the cervix and vagina. This test can show the presence of infection, inflammation, abnormal cells, or cancer.

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Screening Mammograms

A screening mammogram is an x-ray of the breast used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs of breast cancer.


The Breast Cancer Self-Exam: Step by Step

Just fifteen minutes a month can save your life. Let us show you how to perform your own breast exam.



A urinalysis is an examination of the urine by physical or chemical means.

When Should I Have a Mammogram?

Most women under the care of a physician decide to have a mammography based on the presence of certain risk factors.

Vanessa M. Givens, MD

Sherri Li, MD

Frank W. Ling, MD

Thomas G. Stovall, MD

Margaret Z. Summitt, MD

Robert L. Summitt, Jr., MD

Val Y. Vogt, MD

Phone: 901-682-9222

Fax: 901-682-9505

Women's Health Specialists

7800 Wolf Trail Cove

Germantown, TN 38138