Preeclampsia Panel 1 (For 1st Trimester)

Preeclampsia Panel 1 (For 1st Trimester) helps assess the risk of disease and, if necessary, allows a timely treatment plan to ensure your and your baby’s safety.

– Sample Type: Blood | Urine

– Age: Pregnant women in the first 3 months | Administered by a doctor

– Results: 24 hours from when the laboratory receives the sample

– Note: It is not necessary to fast before providing a sample.



1. Overview of Preeclampsia Test Panel 1 (For 1st Trimester)

Preeclampsia usually appears from the 20th week of pregnancy. If not detected and treated in time, it can lead to eclampsia (a state of convulsions throughout the whole body that can cause death). Signs suggestive of preeclampsia include headache, blurred vision, vomiting, and swelling of the limbs.

Preeclampsia is the leading cause of death in pregnant women and perinatal mortality worldwide, with a mortality rate of up to 14% (according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health). The disease occurs when the mother’s process of producing blood vessels to feed the fetus occurs abnormally. The most common causes are:

– The mother’s ability to produce blood vessels reduces (manifested by a low PLGF test index), leading to an insufficient blood volume necessary for the baby’s normal development.

– The mother’s blood vessels are broken due to high blood pressure, causing a decrease or lack of blood supply to the fetus.

– Mother has an immune system problem.

– Due to genes

Preeclampsia Test Panel 1 (For 1st Trimester) provides tests to determine the mother’s blood vessel production and detect protein in the urine to assess the risk of preeclampsia. The mother can prevent the disease at an early stage by adopting a treatment regimen to avoid progression to the eclampsia stage.

2. Which Tests Does Preeclampsia Panel 1 (For 1st Trimester) Include?

The test package deploys 3 types of tests to help assess the risk of preeclampsia, including:

– PLGF test: During pregnancy, the mother needs to produce enough blood vessels to transmit blood across the placenta to nourish the baby. When the mother has high blood pressure, it can lead to atherosclerosis, causing blood vessels to burst, meaning there is not enough to transmit to the fetus, causing miscarriage.

The PLGF test helps determine the mother’s vascular production status, with a decreased PLGF index indicating vascular deficiency and an increased PLGF index indicating an adequate and stable blood supply.

– Urinalysis: Urine biochemistry helps doctors detect kidney diseases or proteinuria (protein in the urine) – the cause of preeclampsia.

3. Why Test At Diag Laboratories?

Come to Diag Laboratories – Testing Center, present for more than 20 years in Vietnam. You will experience a streamlined testing process with outstanding facilities such as:

– State-of-the-art analytical equipment systems such as Alinity (Abbott) and Cobas 8000 (Roche) with certified chemicals to bring fast, absolute results.

– Possessing certificates of test quality such as ISO 15189 and EQAb.

– A variety of tests to meet your needs. In addition, Diag uses modern vacuum blood collection techniques to reduce pain and the risk of rupturing veins or red blood cells.

– If you are far away from the center or busy with work, we offer a home collection service. Your sample will be collected at home, and you can track your profile information online before receiving results from SMS.

Preeclampsia Test Panel 1 (for 1st trimester) offers pre-eclampsia tests to help diagnose the risk of eclampsia early. Do not hesitate to call the hotline on 1900 1717 to receive advice from Diag staff and make an appointment as soon as possible.


Find out more about screening panels at Diag.