Blood test to predict risk of Miscarriages in pregnant woman

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Now a days pregnant woman suffering from miscarriages are becoming common. In some cases with premature births and miscarriages can make mother’s life in risk.

Controlling miscarriages and premature births might be better in saving ones mother’s life. New study findings demonstrate blood test in early pregnancy can predict the possibility of miscarriages. These blood tests taken by mothers would help them in identifying the symptoms of premature births and danger of miscarriages.

Researcher’s team from Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine and Immunology in San Francisco found that molecules containing in blood may show the higher risk of possibilities to have miscarriage. The blood tests help doctors by implementing new ways to prevent occurring in first place.

MicroRNA molecule

The researchers started identifying molecule known as microRNA in the blood of pregnant mothers. The doctors say that these molecules show signs that expectant mothers are more likely to develop complications. Moreover, the analysis of microRNA allowed to predict 90 percent accuracy in women to have a miscarriage and pre-eclampsia. With 89 percent accuracy demonstrated to have a premature birth before 34 weeks.

Between 15 and 20 percent of all pregnancies in the US end up in the loss of fetus before the 20th week. Moreover, the pre-eclampsia affects women in the second half of their pregnancy with high blood pressure and vision problems.

However, while they say the results are interesting. But more research needs to be done to fully investigate.

“Although the results might seem exciting and cutting edge, there is unfortunately a high risk of them being wrong,” professor of clinical embryology at the University of Manchester, Daniel Brison.