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5012 Fetal Fibronectin (FFN)

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Fluid/Tissue
72 Hours 2 - 8° C
Negative

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Fluid/Tissue
Container: Fetal Fibronectin Swab
Temperature: Refrigerated

Method

Immunochromatographic

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

48hrs

Instructions/Notes

Fetal Fibronectin Swab

Clinical Utility

A protein produced by the placenta that enhances the attachment to the uterine wall. Amniotic fluid can be used as a predictor of pre-term delivery, defined as less than 37 weeks gestation.

CPT Codes

82731

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