In a normal pregnancy, when should fFN not be detected?
Between 22 and 34 wga
What type of test is done to look for fFN?
What is an important factor to consider before preforming the test? Why is this important?
The person should not of had any type of vaginal penetration within the last 24 hours. This could release some fFN and lead to a false positive.
What is fetal fibronectin?
A glycoprotein that acts as an adhesive between the fetal membranes and maternal decidua.
Is the test better at predicting who will go into labor or who will not?
The test is better at predicting who will not go into preterm labor.
Why would we use an Amnicator?
To determine if a person’s amniotic membranes are leaking or have ruptured.
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What type of test is an Amnicator?
What does an Amnicator test?
The vaginal pH level
What is the best way to get a correct sample for the Amnicator?
Have the client lay down, using a speculum bring the cervix into view, place the swab in any pooling liquid near the cervix for 15 seconds, withdraw the swab and wait 5 seconds to read the results.
What is a precaution that should be taken with the swab?
Make sure that once it is out of the package it doesn’t come into contact with anything besides the sample you are testing.
What can cause false-positives when testing for ROM?
vaginal infections, blood, semen, or other alkaline substances
What can cause false-negatives when testing for ROM?
a “high” or minimal leak of amniotic fluid
What is the best way to get a correct sample for nitrazine paper?
Have the client lay down, using a speculum bring the cervix into view, collect a sample of pooling liquid near the cervix (using a sterile swab or sterile glove), withdraw the sample and place fluid on the paper, read the results within 20 seconds
What color range will the ROM test be if the membranes are intact?
yellow-orange to olive green
What color range will the ROM test be if the membranes are ruptured?
blue-green to dark blue