Must be approved by a Chemical Pathologist.
This is a non-MBS rebatable test. Costs to be covered by the patient (currently $100)
PERT (Pre-eclampsia test).
Test comprises of sFlt-1 and PLGF.
sFlt-1/PLGF ratio <38: Not likely to develop pre-eclampsia for at least 1 week.
Biotin doses >5mg/day can cause falsely low sFlt-1 and falsely low PLGF results. Contact the RCH lab if biotin interference is supsected.