Biochemical diagnosis of placental infarction/damage: acutely rising alkaline phosphatase.

There are currently no simple tests in clinical use to detect acute placental damage. A case is described to demonstrate that a routinely used measurement such as alkaline phosphatase (ALP) can be employed to detect acute damage to the placenta. Seventeen serial blood samples, three pre-delivery, were collected from a 22-year-old primigravida who delivered… CONTINUE READING