What is one of the earliest lab results suggestive of preeclampsia?

Updated: Nov 29, 2018
  • Author: Kee-Hak Lim, MD; Chief Editor: Ronald M Ramus, MD  more...
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Hyperuricemia is one of the earliest laboratory manifestations of preeclampsia. It has a low sensitivity, ranging from 0% to 55%, but a relatively high specificity of 77-95%. [50] Serial levels may be useful to indicate disease progression.


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