Serum and Plasma Bank for the Development of Novel Ectopic Pregnancy Bio-markers
The purpose of this protocol is to develop a bank of serum specimens for a series of pilot studies and to determine the predictive ability of serum markers to distinguish among normal first trimester pregnancy, early miscarriage, and ectopic pregnancy. The study population is women experiencing vaginal bleeding and/or cramping in early pregnancy. Serum leftover from routine clinical tests is banked so that these markers can be retrospectively measured and correlated with clinical diagnoses.
Recruiting from clinical population only
Dr. Kurt Barnhart, MD, MSCE