Unconjugated estriol (uE3) is a form of estrogen that is produced by the fetus through metabolism. This process involves the liver, adrenals, and the placenta. Some of the unconjugated estriol crosses the placenta and can be measured in the mother’s blood. Levels rise around the 8th week and continue to increase until shortly before delivery. uE3 may be used with AFP and hCG as a Triple Screen in pregnant women during their 3rd trimester to diagnose down-syndrome.
Enzyme Immunoassay, Chemiluminescence
Competitive, Streptavidin-Coated Plate
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