How It Works

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    Your medical history and demographic information (e.g., height, weight, ethnicity and smoking status) are needed to provide an accurate risk assessment for early onset preeclampsia.

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    A maternal blood sample is analyzed for three biochemical markers: PAPP-A (pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A); AFP (alpha fetoprotein); and PlGF (placental growth factor).

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    Your doctor may also take one or both of these additional biophysical measurements:

    • Mean arterial pressure (MAP) involves taking exact blood pressure measurements from both arms
    • Uterine artery Doppler pulsatility index (UtAD-PI) examines the uterine artery with a special type of sonogram (ultrasound)

Uterine Artery Doppler Pulsatility Index

Normal First Trimester Uterine Artery Doppler (UtAD)


Abnormal First Trimester Uterine Artery Doppler (UtAD)



Preeclampsia Screening

Detection Rate
False Positive

Test Results

Turn around time: Results can be expected 1-3 business days from the time the sample is received at the laboratory.

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Our goal is to educate and empower

Know your choices, understand your options, and talk you your healthcare provider about the best prenatal screening program for you.

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