Pentraxin 3 Values During Normal Pregnancy
2011 (English)In: Inflammation, ISSN 0360-3997, E-ISSN 1573-2576, Vol. 34, no 5, 448-451 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an inflammatory molecule that has been reported to be a promising early biomarker for subsequent preeclampsia. The levels of PTX3 vary during pregnancy and it is thus a need to establish reference intervals during normal pregnancy. Repeated blood samples were collected from 52 healthy pregnant females. The samples were divided according to collection time into the following groups: week 7-17, week 17-24, week 24-28, week 28-31, week 31-34, week 34-38, before delivery and after delivery. The samples were analyzed for PTX3 with a sandwich ELISA and the 2.5 and 97.5 percentiles for each sample period was calculated. There was a continuous increase of serum PTX3 as pregnancy progressed. The increase was most evident after week 31 with the highest levels just before delivery.
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2011. Vol. 34, no 5, 448-451 p.
Immunology in the medical area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-132552DOI: 10.1007/s10753-010-9252-xISI: 000294820200018PubMedID: 20852923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-132552DiVA: diva2:358280