Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Fertil Steril. 2013 Mar 15;99(4):1107-16. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.11.038. Epub 2013 Jan 3.

Biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Abstract

Early pregnancy failure is the most common complication of pregnancy, and 1% to 2% of all pregnancies will be ectopic. As one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality, diagnosing ectopic pregnancy and determining the fate of a pregnancy of unknown location are of great clinical concern. Several serum and plasma biomarkers for ectopic pregnancy have been investigated independently and in combination. The following is a review of the state of biomarker discovery and development for ectopic pregnancy and pregnancy of unknown location.

PMID:
23290746
PMCID:
PMC3602335
DOI:
10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.11.038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center