Priority 11 from the Miscarriage PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can miscarriage of a current pregnancy be predicted? (e.g. by  ultrasound, blood test or vaginal tests). (JLA PSP Priority 11)
Overall ranking 11
JLA question ID 0053/11
Explanatory note Examples of original survey submissions: What is the role of cervical/vaginal examinations in miscarriage diagnosis?; Can testing in early pregnancy determine the viability of the pregnancy?; Can we support further research into pre-emptive risk prior to conception? Perhaps work on diagnostic tool basd on maternal medicial history?; Which miscarriages can be prevented?

Pillai RN, Konje JC, Tincello DG, Potdar N. Role of serum biomarkers in the prediction of outcome in women with threatened miscarriage: a systematic review and diagnostic accuracy meta-analysis. Hum Reprod Update [Internet]. Oxford University Press; 2016 [cited 2016 Nov 20];22(2):228–39. Available from:

Health Research Classification System category Reproduction
Extra information provided by this PSP
Submitted by 7 professionals ~ 48 women ~ 2 family, friends or colleagues
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0053
PSP name Miscarriage
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 58  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 14 October 2016