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Table 1 Examples of the wide range of biochemical and biophysical markers associated with potential risk of preterm labour

From: A translational approach to studying preterm labour

Potential predictors of preterm birth
Bacterial vaginosis
Interleukin 6
Interleukin 1B
Interleukin 8
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF superfamily, member 2)
Colony stimulating factor 3
Relaxin
C-terminal propeptide of procollagen
Fetal fibronectin
α-fetoprotein
Salivary estriol
Cervical length
Electromyograph activity
Maternal body mass index
Previous history
Human chorionic gonadotrophin
Corticotrophin releasing hormone
  1. For further details see [4-6].