PreTRM Test

KNOW YOUR RISK FOR DELIVERING A PREMATURE BABY

Most women think having a premature baby will never happen to them. But it can happen to anyone—even the healthiest woman! In fact, while the biggest risk factor is having a prior premature baby, up to 50% of premature births happen to women with no obvious risk factors. And 40% of premature births happen to first-time moms!

 

The PreTRM® test is a new blood test that will tell you your risk for delivering prematurely for this pregnancy.  Your blood is tested during your 19th or 20th week of pregnancy; the PreTRM test detects protein levels in your blood that are highly predictive of premature birth.  Knowing you are at risk of delivering your baby too early gives you time to plan and prepare for a potential premature delivery.

Dr. Phelps-Sandall shares her experience with premature birth and a new test to identify patients at risk early

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