New Technique Helps Predict Preterm Births in High Risk Women

Posted on July 29, 2020 8:47 am
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A new technique that can spot a potential preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk women, with up to 73% accuracy months before delivery, has been developed by scientists at the University of Warwick.

Utilising cutting-edge volatile organic compound analysis technology, designed to characterise airborne chemicals, the scientists ‘trained’ the device using machine-learning techniques to identify the chemical vapour patterns from preterm birth using vaginal swabs taken during routine examinations.

Their technique is detailed in a paper for Scientific Reports and could lead to a cost-effective, non-invasive, point-of-care test that could form part of routine care for women identified as

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