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New screening can identify preeclampsia risk sooner in pregnancy

Labcorp says it has developed a test to see if someone has a high risk of developing the life-threatening complication.

News 12 Staff

May 16, 2024, 9:57 AM

Updated 36 days ago

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A new screening tool can help identify preeclampsia during a pregnant woman’s first trimester for the first time ever.
Labcorp says it has developed a test to see if someone has a high risk of developing the life-threatening complication.
Preeclampsia can cause high blood pressure that can lead to seizures, stroke, pre-term birth and other serious complications.
It usually develops after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Labcorp says the test can be used between 11 and 14 weeks of the baby’s development.


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