Hypertension: Testing for pre-eclampsia: paving the way to early diagnosis

Nat Rev Nephrol. 2016 Apr;12(4):200-2. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2016.21. Epub 2016 Feb 29.


A new study reports that a single blood test can be used to rule out the development of pre-eclampsia in women in whom the syndrome is suspected. Early interventions for pre-eclampsia are not yet available, but this finding is likely to change the approach to diagnosis of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pre-Eclampsia / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Proteins / blood*
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1 / blood*


  • Pregnancy Proteins
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptor-1