New test can predict the risk of miscarriage as early as four weeks into a pregnancy, reveals first study of its kind



A new test could predict from the earliest stage of pregnancy whether a woman will go on to suffer a miscarriage.
Researchers discovered measuring the levels of a type of protein in a woman's body as early as four weeks can indicate whether she will lose her baby.  
Periostin plays a key role is in implantation and early embryonic development. But elevated levels can be a sign of injury or inflammation.
Experts from the University of Heidelberg in Germany said that while a miscarriage can't be prevented, an early-screening test may put the minds of pregnant women at ease.
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22 November 2017 in Health, Views: 47
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