Why should I consider the PreTRM® Test?
Premature birth – also called preterm birth – occurs when a baby is born three or more weeks before their due date, or before 37 weeks’ gestation. In the United States, 10% of babies are born prematurely.
Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death in the United States, and preemies can face a variety of short- and long-term medical problems.
Until recently, doctors had limited ways of trying to predict each woman’s risk of preterm delivery. For most mothers, spontaneous premature birth has been a completely unexpected event.
The PreTRM Test provides valuable information on each pregnancy’s risk of preterm birth, allowing mothers to work with their doctors to make changes to their pregnancy plans as needed.
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- Osterman MJK, Hamilton BE, Martin, J.A., Driscoll AKV, C.P. Births: Final Data for 2020. Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. February 7, 2022. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/births.htm
- A Sera Customer Support team member will help you schedule your blood draw between the first day of your 18th week of pregnancy and the sixth day of your 20th week of pregnancy. That’s a 20-day window between days 126 and 146 of your pregnancy.