Recommendation ID

Further research is recommended on the use of the Triage PlGF test and Elecsys immunoassay sFlt-1/PlGF ratio, with standard clinical assessment, to rule-in pre-eclampsia in women presenting with suspected pre-eclampsia between 20 weeks and 34 weeks plus 6 days of gestation. This should specifically investigate how a positive PlGF-based test result (Triage PlGF test result of 12 picograms/ml or less; Elecsys immunoassay sFlt 1/PlGF ratio of greater than 38) used to rule-in pre-eclampsia would affect management decisions on time to delivery and the outcomes associated with this.

Any explanatory notes
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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