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Standardisation of Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (WG-PAPP A)



Name Position Country Term Time in Office
S. Wittfooth Chair FI 2nd  2018 01 - 2020 12
S. Jones Member UK
A. Katrukha Member RU
K. Pettersson Member FI
K. Spencer Member UK    
C. Sturgeon Member UK    


Terms of Reference

  • To develop a reference system for standardisation of PAPP-A measurement employed as marker for prenatal screening

Current Projects

  • Evaluation of different PAPP-A preparations in relation to the major assay constructs presently being used in routine prenatal testing


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Greg Ward Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists
Estella Sofia Castillo Camargo Colegio Nacional de Bacteriología CNB - Colombia
Lennart Friis-Hansen Danish Society of Clinical Biochemistry (DSKB)
Roselyne Garnotel Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Kayode Dada Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Maria José Rego de Sousa Sociedade Portuguesa de Química Clínica
Ebru Sezer Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Paola Audicio Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)


List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate members
Jean-Sebastien Blanchet BECKMAN COULTER, Inc.
Marion Niesser ROCHE Diagnostics GmbH
Tracy Snelus SIEMENS



 Working Group Chairs' contact:

Dr. Saara WITTFOOTH née Kokkala
Senior lecturer, Ph.D.
Division of Biotechnology
Department of Biochemistry
University of Turku
Tykistökatu 6 A 6th floor
20520 Turku
Tel.: +358 2 333 8790
Fax: +358 2 333 8050

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