Epf Early Pregnancy Factor What Is This

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~m~ - April 11

(repeat from Signs of Preg) --- I have Googled until I'm blue in the face, and somehow I can't find any useful information to help me understand what this hormone is? I had never heard of it until today. What I read was something about it being detectable as early as 24-48 after conception, and it is only detectable by the RIT (rosette inhibition test). Everything I find on this is about clinical experiments, etc. Nothing I can really understand! :o) Do any of you know anything about this? I've had 4 miscarriages, so I'm doing all of the "homework" I can so that I'll be more informed of potential causes.

 

dear m - April 11

Human pregnancy can be recognized as early as 48 hours after conception using the rosette inhibition test (RIT) to detect early pregnancy factor (EPF). A modification of the test as originally described by Morton et al. is demonstrated using a monoclonal pan T-cell antibody. Studies were performed to investigate the relationship between EPF levels during normal first trimester intact pregnancies and therapeutic abortions. The change in EPF levels is compared with those of hormones after interrupted pregnancy.

 

Jenett - April 11

http://www.lifeissues.net/writers/dup/dup_01earlypregfacts.html is a website I found that has info.

 

rose - April 11

interesting stuff! thanks...

 

~m~ - April 12

Thanks ladies! Jenett, great link! Anyone else out there familiar with this? Or anyone ever had this RIT test?

 

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