Urine Test Could Predict Fatal Pregnancy Condition

Posted on November 15th, 2011 by

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic believe a simple urine test could predict whether women will go on to develop potentially fatal pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. The doctors found that certainkidney cells are found in the urine of women who have high blood pressure and are more likely to develop pre-eclampsia. This separates them from women who justsuffer high blood pressure.  A team of researchers led by Dr Vesna Garovic tested 315 women and found that none of the women with normal pregnanciestested positive for the kidney cells.

Marie Claire UK, Hannah Thomas, 11/15/11

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