Sequential determination of serum human placental lactogen, estriol, and estetrol for assessment of fetal morbidity.

@article{Kundu1978SequentialDO,
  title={Sequential determination of serum human placental lactogen, estriol, and estetrol for assessment of fetal morbidity.},
  author={Niloy Kundu and Patricia J Carmody and S M Didolkar and Lars Press Petersen},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1978},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={
          513-20
        }
}
Serial measurements were made of the concentrations of maternal serum human placental lactogen (hPL) (300 determinations), estriol (E3) (460 determinations), and estetrol (E4) (275 determinations) in normal human pregnancy during the third trimester period. Simultaneous determinations of serum hPL, E3, and E4 were also made sequentially on blood samples from 6 diabetic and 5 toxemic pregnant women to ascertain the relative usefulness of these parameters as indicators of fetal welfare. In… CONTINUE READING