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Test Code 547 Fetal Fibronectin

Specimen Containers and Fixatives

Fetal Fibronectin Collection Kit

Specimen Required

NorthShore Lab Services: submit refrigerated cervicovaginal swab in buffer in tube from collection kit.

Hospital setting: submit cervicovaginal swab in buffer in tube from collection kit.

Client Special Instructions

Test should not be used if patient is more than 3 cm dilated, experiencing vaginal bleeding or if membranes have ruptured.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Chemistry

Daily, 24 hours

Reference Values

Negative: Delivery in the next 7 days unlikely.

Positive: Delivery in near future likely.

Method Name

Solid phase immunosorbic assay

CPT Code Information

82731

LOINC Code Information

20404-0