Preeclampsia: New Blood Test to Assess Risk of Imminent Delivery Can Reduce Complications for Mother and Child, Charite Medicine University Study
10/21/2011 7:20:23 AM
A blood test can help to assess whether a pregnant woman who suffers from pregnancy-induced hypertension, so-called preeclampsia, is at risk for an imminent delivery. This knowledge can be used to determine the due date as well as avoid complications for mother and child. This was now reported by a team of scientists at Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The assay was put to the test in collaboration with Universitätsklinik Leipzig and five other European research centers.
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