Originally posted by LisaC
It seems like a test like this would be a great way to determine risk, but I believe that the JAMA study found that some women with low levels never got pre-e. So it seems that this would be an excellent way to assess risk for first time pregnant moms. I think it of like the AFP triple screen where its only an indicator of possibility/probability.
I think its great that such a test would be available. It can help first time moms be more vigilant...(and those women who get pre-e for the first time in a subsequent pg). For women like us...well....we already know we have a risk. That's my uneducated theory which may be very off base!
Hi Lisa- I just wanted to say I think it's a great comparision between the AFP and the possible Urine test for PE. While still boasting a rather high number of false positives, the AFP is still a routinely recommended test. High possibility/probablility is more information than we had before, right? (That's how I looked at the AFP, anyway).
But I do want to interject my humble (and also non-medical) opinion about 2nd time Moms- Yes, you are right, we know we have a risk- but I for one would be VERY interested in a test for PE, should one become available. As a future 2nd time Mom (maybe, we'll see) I would be curious to know the results of testing would be. If there is a higher probablitly, this gives me (and my providers) a good sense of what's brewing in my body. If the test were to come back "normal" than that could ease some 2nd/3rd trimester anxiety. While I'm sure a "normal" test wouldn't change anything regarding seeing a High risk doctor or Perinatologist, it would be at very least mildly reassuring (the same way,say, uric acid levels can be reassuring to 2nd time pregnancies).
Is there going to be a study on second pregnancy, same father mothers?
It's nice to know the PF is keeping us up to date on further studies we can be a part of. If it won't make a difference for women here in the U.S. at least it could be a life saver for a woman across the globe.
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