Plasma Oestriol in Obstetric Disease

  • A. Klopper
  • G. Masson
Conference paper


The advent of radioimmunoassay has made it possible to measure steroid hormones in plasma under clinical circumstances. It is the purpose of this paper critically to examine the role which measurements of one such steroid — oestriol — might be expected to play in obstetric practice. Before, however, considering the changes in plasma oestriol concentration which might occur in obstetric disease it is well to examine briefly the implications of a plasma concentration measurement and the factors which might be supposed to have an effect on it.


Maternal Weight Gain Plasma Concentration Measurement Foetal Growth Retardation Final Verdict Measure Steroid Hormone 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1975

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  • A. Klopper
  • G. Masson

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