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Table 2 Tests for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy

From: Prediction of pre-eclampsia: a protocol for systematic reviews of test accuracy

History Risk factors e.g. nulliparity, new partner, hypertension on oral contraceptives, pre-existing diabetes, renal disease, chronic hypertension, parity
Examination Blood pressure (systolic and diastolic and mean arterial pressure), peripheral oedema, body mass index, waist circumference, hip:waist ratio
Investigations  
Biochemical Serum uric acid, urinary calcium excretion, urinary albumin-creatinine and calcium-creatinine ratios, microalbuminuria, fibronectin, spot proteinuria, 24-hour urinary protein levels
Haemodynamic Pressor response to various forms of stimuli e.g., supine "rollover", isometric exercise, passive tilting, uterine artery Doppler
Haematological Antithrombin III, platelet count, haemoglobin, haematocrit, fibrinogen
Other tests Thrombomodulin, endothelin-1, plasminogen activator inhibitor, free fatty acids, atrial natriuretic peptide, angiotensin II infusion, platelet angiotensin II binding site density, öhCG, õFP, fasting insulin levels