PlGF: a blood test for pre-eclampsia – everything you need to know
PlGF tests are ground-breaking new blood tests clinicians can use to help predict if a baby needs to be delivered due to pre-eclampsia in the late stages of pregnancy. The tests are usually used at 30 weeks and above. They are now available in 85% of hospitals in England and APEC are collaborating with the devolved nations to ensure all women in the UK have access to the tests if they need them.
New NICE Guidance published on PlGF-based testing
These new guidelines will give clinicians the tools they need to accurately use PlGF tests to diagnose pre-eclampsia which will greatly benefit women and babies in the UK. APEC are working hard to address the current postcode lottery in the UK for this test and ensure is available for all women who need it.
*Please note these guidelines dg49 replace the previous version dg23 originally issued.