Fetal fibronectin as a marker for an imminent (preterm) delivery. A new technique using the glycoprotein lectin immunosorbent assay.


We have developed a new 'glycoprotein lectin immunosorbent assay' (GLIA) which permits the obstetrician to identify accurately pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery. This GLIA uses two lectins for the quantitative detection of glycosylation variants of fibronectins, namely, Maackia amurensis lectin (MAA) for the detection of fetal fibronectin (fFN… (More)