Detection of proper insemination time by multiple pregnancy marker pattern (mpmp) recognition  

M.F.W. te Pas (Inventor), H. Woelders (Inventor), A.C. Bouwman (Inventor), B. Hulsegge (Inventor)

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The invention relates to methods for pregnancy and non-pregnancy testing and also relates to methods allowing determination of proper insemination time to establish pregnancy. The invention provides method to determine whether an inseminated female mammal is pregnant prior to a point in time at which said mammal would be expected to ovulate if non- pregnant, said method comprising taking a biological sample from said mammal prior to said point in time and testing said sample for the presence of a multiple pregnancy marker pattern (MPMP). It is preferred that said sample is tested for the relative expression of progesterone and of at least one marker selected from a group of marker proteins that each contribute to a significantly differential marker expression pattern related to the status pregnancy and is tested to determine whether said mammal is non-pregnant and may be re- inseminated.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2017158154
Priority date18/03/16
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2017


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