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1. (WO2013124675) MARKER FOR PRETERM LABOUR

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/124675    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2013/050445
Publication Date: Fri Aug 30 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 23 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G01N 33/68
Applicants: KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Inventors: TRIBE, Rachel M
Title: MARKER FOR PRETERM LABOUR
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method of determining a risk of preterm labour in a subject, the method comprising; a) providing a sample from said subject, wherein said sample comprises one or more of cervicovaginal fluid, endocervical fluid, foetal membrane fluid, amniotic fluid, serum or plasma; b) measuring the elafin concentration in said sample; c) comparing the elafin concentration of (b) to a reference standard; wherein if the elafin concentration of (b) is elevated compared to the reference standard then it is indicated that said subject has an increased likelihood of preterm labour. The invention also relates to combination methods and certain kits.