Biomarker testing in suspected pre-eclampsia

Hypertensive disorders, such as pre-eclampsia (PE), affect approximately 13.5% of pregnancies in the UK, which equates to around 80,000 women. Uncertainty in diagnosis of, and prognosis in, PE may lead to late diagnosis or, more frequently, unnecessary hospitalisation of women who do not go on to develop the condition. Therefore, there is an unmet medical need for short-term prediction or rule-out of the condition in pregnant women with suspected PE. A disease-specific biomarker accurately predicting maternal and neonatal complications in suspected PE cases would facilitate the decision-making of clinicians regarding monitoring and treatment.

This story is Premium Content and is only available to registered users. If you don't already have an account, please register with us completely free of charge.

Other news

Upcoming Events

Challenges in the clinical biochemistry laboratory and beyond

The Royal College of Pathologists
28 February 2019

British Society for Haematology 59th Annual Scientific Meeting

SEC Glasgow
1-3 April 2019

Focus 2019

SEC Glasgow
1-3 May 2019

Respiratory Microbiology - A Day of Inspiration

Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon
16 May 2019

Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis 2019

The Atrium Conference Centre, Sheffield Hallam University
5-6 June 2019

Latest Issue

Pathology In Practice

Pathology In Practice

Feb 2019

Early disease detection: a collaborative approach

Register now to apply for regular copies of Pathology In Practice and free access to premium content, as well as our regular newsletters.