What is the role of serum analytes in the workup of abruptio placentae?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Shad H Deering, MD; Chief Editor: Carl V Smith, MD  more...
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A study that included the data from 35,307 women and 250 cases of abruption reported abnormal pregnancy-associated plasma protein A, maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein, and inhibin-A analytes were associated with increased risk of abruption. The study also found that the risk of abruption in women with all three serum analytes increased eight times (95% CI 2.3-34.3). [19]


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