Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor in Preterm Labor and Pregnancy
Secretory Leukocyte Protease Inhibitor pada Persalinan dan Kehamilan Prematur
Objective: To investigate the levels of secretory leukocyte
protease inhibitor (SLPI) in women with preterm labor and
Methods: SLPI level examination conducted to 32 samples of
pregnant women who meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria,
consists of 16 preterm labor and 16 preterm pregnancy.
Sample analysis carried out in Prodia Laboratory Jakarta. SLPI
level examination used ELISA method. The obtained data
processed by SPSS software version 20.0 and discussed with
existing literature theory.
Results: Mean plasma SLPI level in patients with preterm labor
is 30.319 ng/ml and median: 29.950 ng/ml with p value: 0.652,
while the mean on preterm pregnancy is 45.975 ng/ml and
median: 41.600 ng/ml with p value: 0.005.
Conclusion: There are significant differences of SLPI level between
preterm labor and preterm pregnancy.
Keywords: preterm labor, preterm pregnancy, SLPI