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Updated Test Information:
Rapid fFN, fFN
Detection of Fetal Fibronectin in cervicovaginal secretions is associated with preterm delivery in symptomatic pregnant women between 24 weeks and 34 weeks, 6 days gestation, and in asymptomatic pregnant women between 22 weeks and 30 weeks, 6 days gestation.
Collect cervicovaginal secretions using the Hologic Rapid fFN® Test Specimen Collection Kit.
|Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions||
1.) During a speculum examination, prior to any examination or manipulation of the cervix or the vaginal tract, lightly rotate the sterile swab across the posterior fornix of the vagina for approximately 10 seconds to absorb cervicovaginal secretions. Subsequent attempts to saturate the swab may invalidate the test.
8 hours at 20-25 °C
|Unacceptable Specimen Conditions||
Specimens received at temperatures >25 °C, subjected to more than one freeze-thaw cycle or use of a non-Hologic Rapid fFN® Test Specimen Collection Kit.
Patients with suspected or known placental abruption, placenta previa or moderate to gross vaginal bleeding. Specimens contaminated with lubricants, soaps, disinfectants or creams.
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