Laboratory Medicine in Pregnancy

Posted On 2021-01-22 09:46:16

This series on “Laboratory Medicine in Pregnancy” is edited by Dr. Zhi-De Hu, from Department of Laboratory Medicine, the Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, Hohhot, China; and Dr. Martina Montagnana, from Clinical Biochemistry Section, Department of Neurological, Biomedical and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Laboratory testing plays a multifaceted role in pregnancy, such as monitoring the physiological status of maternal and fetus body, predicting the outcomes or complications during pregnancy, and diagnosing abnormalities in fetal development. This focused series summarizes the recent research progress in laboratory testing and pregnancy. We also wish to express our sincere gratitude to the authors of this special issue of the journal, trusting that these articles may be of interest for our readership and may be helpful for better management of pregnancy.

Editorial on Laboratory Medicine in Pregnancy
The multifaceted role of laboratory testing in pregnancy
Zhi-De Hu, Martina Montagnana

Original Article on Laboratory Medicine in Pregnancy
Cholylglycine determination by an automated chemiluminescence immunoassay: preliminary results in the intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy
Giorgia Antonelli, Silvia Visentin, Adriano Tasinato, Gemma Rocco, Filippo Zemin, Eleonora Volentiera, Diego Faggian, Erich Cosmi, Mario Plebani

Review Article on Laboratory Medicine in Pregnancy
Laboratory tests to monitoring physiological pregnancy
Andrea Padoan

Diagnosis of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: an update
Angela Tagetti, Cristiano Fava

The current and future role of laboratory medicine for diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus
Martina Montagnana, Elisa Danese, Giuseppe Lippi

The current and future role of laboratory medicine for diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus
Martina Montagnana, Elisa Danese, Giuseppe Lippi

A holistic approach for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism
Giuseppe Lippi, Emmanuel J. Favaloro

Renal disorders in pregnancy
Michele Mussap, Antonio Noto

Laboratory evaluation of deranged liver chemistries in pregnancy
Kemmian D. Johnson, Abhilash Perisetti, Ragesh Thandassery, Sumant Inamdar, Mahesh Cheryala, Mladen Jecmenica, Benjamin Tharian, Hemant Goyal

Emergency diagnostic testing in pregnancy
Gianfranco Cervellin, Ivan Comelli, Laura Bonfanti, Filippo Numeroso, Giuseppe Lippi

Vitamin D deficiency and pregnancy disorders
Elisa Danese, Mairi Pucci, Martina Montagnana, Giuseppe Lippi

Innovative technologies for diagnosis and screening of genetic diseases in antenatal age
Federica Cariati, Valeria D’Argenio, Rossella Tomaiuolo

The hateful eight: serological testing in pregnancy
Claudio Galli

The clinical utility of neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in pregnancy related complications: a mini-review
Ling Hai, Zhi-De Hu

The series “Laboratory Medicine in Pregnancy” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Martina Montagnana and Zhi-De Hu are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.