Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 25, 2020 @ 9:13 am


Fetal Fibronectin

  • Swab in Fetal Fibronectin Kit
Special Handling:
  • Special kit From Adeza must be used and is supplied by Interpath Laboratory. Dacron Swab specimen is obtained from the posterior fornix during a sterile speculum exam. Specimen should be obtained prior to digital cervical examination or vaginal probe ultrasound examination. Specimen should be obtained prior to culture specimens.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Samples collected in or by any sample device other than the Adeza Biomedical Specimen Collection Kit.
    Avoid bloody samples and samples containing semen.
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 3 Day(s); Frozen: 3 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Solid phase immunosorbent
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 82731
Interpretive Data:

Detection of fetal fibronectin in cervicovaginal secretions between 24 and 34 completed weeks gestation is reported to be associated with preterm delivery in symptomatic and asymptomatic pregnant women.
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