Journal article

Cervicovaginal fetal fibronectin testing in threatened preterm labour - Translating research findings into clinical practice

FN Chuileannain, R Bell, S Brennecke

The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | AUSTRALIAN NZ J OBSTET GYNAEC | Published : 1998


A retrospective audit was undertaken involving 70 women with a singleton pregnancy who attended hospital with symptoms of threatened preterm labour prior to 34 weeks' gestation and who had a bedside fetal fibronectin (FFN) Membrane Immunoassay Kit Test (Adeza Biomedical) performed. The aim of the study was to determine if the results of the FFN test when used in routine clinical practice would be similar to those of a previous research study (1) that was performed at the same centre, and whether or not knowledge of the result of the FFN test might influence clinical management. The audit revealed that the sensitivity of the FFN test in the prediction of delivery prior to 34 weeks' gestation ..

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