Placental growth factor (PlGF), total soluble fms-like tyrosine-kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and its placental-specific variant, sFlt-1 e15a, show promise as biomarkers for the prediction and diagnosis of preeclampsia. This study describes the degradation of PlGF, sFlt-1 and sFlt-1 e15a within maternal serum and plasma to assist clinical implementation. Whole blood was refrigerated at 4 °C for up to 48 h prior to centrifugation for isolation of plasma and serum. PlGF and sFlt-1 were quantified using the B.R.A.H.M.S Kryptor Compact PLUS; sFlt-1 e15a via a custom ELISA. All three analytes are stable for at least 48 h at 4 °C. Serum and plasma performed comparably.
- Anti-angiogenic factors
- sFlt-1 e15a