Recommendation ID

Further research is recommended on the use of repeat PlGF-based testing (Triage PlGF test and Elecsys immunoassay sFlt-1/PlGF ratio), with standard clinical assessment, in women presenting with suspected pre-eclampsia between 20 weeks and 34 weeks plus 6 days of gestation, who have had a negative PlGF-based test result (Triage PlGF test result of 100 picograms/ml or more; Elecsys immunoassay sFlt 1/PlGF ratio of less than 38) that was used to rule-out pre-eclampsia. This should include:
- exploration of the different scenarios in which repeat testing may be indicated
- the appropriate intervals between PlGF-based tests
- the diagnostic accuracy of PlGF-based testing in women with suspected pre-eclampsia who have previously had 1 or more negative PlGF-based test results.

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)


Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
PlGF-based testing to help diagnose suspected pre-eclampsia (Triage PlGF test, Elecsys immunoassay sFlt-1/PlGF ratio, DELFIA Xpress PlGF 1-2-3 test, and BRAHMS sFlt-1 Kryptor/BRAHMS PlGF plus Kryptor PE ratio)
Date issued
May 2016

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/05/2016