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New Test Predicts Life-Threatening Complication In Pregnant Women

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Researchers in England say they have developed the world’s first test to accurately diagnose a pregnancy complication that can be life-threatening.

Preeclampsia is a severe type of high blood pressure that affects about 8 percent of pregnant woman.

Now, researchers have come up with a blood test that can diagnose the complication before it develops.

The test measures protein levels in the placenta, and it’s 96 percent accurate.

There is no treatment for preeclampsia. The only cure is delivering the baby.

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