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Placental Growth Factor

Alias: PLGF

Discipline: Clinical Chemistry

Test information: Placental Growth Factor is made by the placenta. In cases such as pre-eclampsia, PLGF concentration is decreased which can indicate placental dysfunction.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Purple Top BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
N/A
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
1ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
Sample must be received by the laboratory within 4 hours of the sample being taken.
Maximum add on time
3 hours
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
>99 pg/ml indicates normal placental function
UKAS number
8869
UKAS accredited test?
Yes
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 10-05-2024