Biomarker Discovery May Lead to Reliable Blood Test for Ectopic Pregnancy

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 13:00 in Health & Medicine

Researchers at The Wistar Institute report the discovery of blood-borne markers that could predict ectopic pregnancy, the leading cause of death among women in the first trimester of pregnancy. Using advanced proteomics techniques, the researchers have determined a panel of 12 proteins that may lead to a sensitive, reliable test for ectopic pregnancy. Their findings are published in the Journal of Proteome Research.

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