Observations on the alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme distribution in maternal and amniotic fluid compartments in nigerian parturients

E. Okpere, A. Okorodudu, O. Gbinigie

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Abstract

Estimation of the alkaline phosphates isoenzymes in paired maternal serum and amniotic fluids in term uncomplicated pregnancies and in patients with pre-eclampsia, showed poor correlation coefficients between the levels of both heat stable and heat labile isoenzymes. There was a statistically significant fall in AF (P < .05) HSAP in pre-eclampsia and a highly significant rise of HLAP in meconial liquor. It is concluded that the poor correlation between the levels of HSAP in maternal serum and amniotic fluid (despite their common source of origin), the normal levels of HLAP in maternal serum in the presence of significantly high levels of HSAP in maternal serum in the presence of significantly diminished levels in amniotic fluid point to a state of relatively diminished permeability of the chorioamniotic membranes to the alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes in Nigerians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume15
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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