With vaginal infections being a common contributing factor to miscarriage and premature birth, the Careplan® VpH Glove provides an easy way to measure the acidity of the vaginal environment. The test provides a rapid and reliable indication of a possible vaginal infection.
Premature rupture of membranes, particularly when preterm, places the pregnancy at risk, but can be confused with urine leakage. Alere Actim® PROM detects IGFBP-1, a specific marker of amniotic fluid in a vaginal sample. The test is used to help diagnose the rupture of fetal membranes in pregnant women.
Only one-fifth of women presenting with suspected pre-term labor will deliver preterm, leading to many women being subjected to unnecessary interventions. Alere Actim® Partus detects the presence of phIGFBP-1, a marker of the fetal membranes detaching from the decidua, appearing in cervical secretions when delivery is approaching. The test helps predict the risk of preterm or imminent delivery.
Today, preeclampsia is characterized by the presence of new onset hypertension and proteinuria. However, both of these diagnostic signs are non-specific, appear late in the disease, and are poor predictors of adverse pregnancy outcome. Alere Triage® PLGF is an aid in the diagnosis of preterm preeclampsia and prognosis of preterm delivery in women presenting with suspected preeclampsia before 35 weeks.