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A diagnostic test to confirm pre-eclampsia would be beneficial for the clinical management of the syndrome. The Triage PlGF test is able to confirm pre-eclampsia with high accuracy, with the greatest efficacy at <35weeks gestation. We recently found that the anti-inflammatory protein sST2 is elevated in the plasma of pre-eclamptic women compared to normal controls. Here sST2 and PlGF are compared in early-onset and late-onset pre-eclamptic women. sST2 was found to be an equally good diagnostic tool for early-onset (sST2 AUC 0.944 versus PlGF AUC 0.995; not significant) but not late-onset disease.

Original publication




Journal article


Pregnancy Hypertens

Publication Date





115 - 117


Inflammation, Maternal immunity, PlGF, Pre-eclampsia, sST2