PlGF tests are new blood tests clinicians can use to predict if a baby needs to be delivered due to pre-eclampsia in the late stages of pregnancy. The tests are now available in 85% of hospitals in England. This is still unfortunately not the case in Scotland.

APEC have been campaigning for PlGF tests to be readily available throughout the UK to help safely look after all mothers and babies, not just those living in certain areas. This month the Scottish Post highlighted the need for tests to be available for all.