Item Value
Test name Fetal Fibronectin
Available Stat? Yes
Turn around times 4 hours
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Chemistry
Patient Preparation Patient specimens should not be tested if the patient has had sexual intercourse within 24 hours prior to sampling time.
Normal range Negative
Container type Special container with holding medium for dacron swab (available from lab x3-1501). The collection tube and swab should be stored at room temperature.
Collection Instructions Specimens should be obtained prior to collection of culture specimens, digital cervical examination or vaginal probe by ultrasound examination,as manipulation of the cervix may cause the release of fetal fibronectin.

Care must be taken not to contaminate the Dacron collection swab or cervicovaginal secretions with lubricants, soaps, disinfectants or creams.

Fetal fibronectin tests are not intended for use in women with moderate or gross vaginal bleeding, known placental abruption, or placental previa.

Once the specimen is collected, store the collection tube and sample at 4C and transport to laboratory within 24 hours of collection.
Sample type Vaginal fluid

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667