Diagnostic Tests for Preeclampsia


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Diagnostic Test list for Preeclampsia: The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Preeclampsia includes:

Tests and diagnosis discussion for Preeclampsia: Preeclampsia is defined as a pregnancy-specific syndrome observed after the 20th week of pregnancy with systolic blood pressure of >= 140 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure of >= 90 mmHg, accompanied by significant proteinuria. Previous definitions included edema as part of the diagnosis, but this has subsequently been dropped as being too non-specific. Likewise, the criteria of a 30-point change in systolic blood pressure or a 15-point change in diastolic blood pressure have been eliminated for the same reason in favor of an absolute blood pressure threshold.1

Diagnosis of Preeclampsia: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis of Preeclampsia:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from REPORT of the WORKING GROUP on RESEARCH on HYPERTENSION DURING PREGNANCY: NHLBI

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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