Why Should I Consider the PreTRM® Test?
It is important that you and your doctor know your risk for a spontaneous preterm birth with the PreTRM Test. Premature birth—also called preterm birth—typically 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 prematurely1. 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 is often 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.
- Hamilton BE, et al. Births: Provisional data for 2020. Vital Statistics Rapid Release; no 12. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. May 2021.