Description of Medical ServicePre-term preeclampsia risk assessment performed using a multi-variate testing algorithm at 11-13+6 weeks’ gestation. The algorithm includes:
- Clinical measurement of maternal Mean Arterial Pressure
- Biochemical measurement of maternal serum concentration of Placental Growth Factor; and
- Ultrasound assessment of uterine perfusion (Doppler measurement of uterine artery pulsatility index).
Description of Medical ConditionPreeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific condition resulting in maternal hypertension (high blood pressure) and multisystem dysfunction. Once preeclampsia develops, it becomes progressively worse until infant delivery. Preterm preeclampsia is a more severe form of diseasde with earlier onset that causes more cardiovascular morbidity for mothers in later life. The preeclamptic fetus is often growth restricted. Planned pre-term birth puts the surviving fetus at substantially increased risk of death or lifelong morbidity.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative medical technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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